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Needless to say, this a must win. Drexel has lost 4 out of their last 5 games and an 0-2 start at home in conference needs to be avoided at all costs. Thought the defense looked significantly better on Saturday, offensive sets got the looks we wanted just didn't knock down the open shots. Wings Up!
01-02-2018 09:01 AM
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(01-02-2018 09:01 AM)Gary Miller Wrote:  Drexel has lost 4 out of their last 5 games and an 0-2 start at home in conference needs to be avoided at all costs. T

They've been dealing with injuries lately. Especially big was the injury to their best player and Missouri transfer, Tramaine Isabell (foot). His last time in action (Dec 2), he put up 35 points in a win over a pretty good Rider team. They also beat Houston (12-2) back on Nov 17 in the Paradise Jam.

They're just a different team without Isabell.
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We are 2 point favorites with the over/under at 153.5.

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01-02-2018 09:53 AM
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Efficiency Ratings (kenpom.com)

UNCW

Adjusted Offense: # 208 (of 351)
Adjusted Defense: # 319
Overall: # 279

Drexel

Adjusted Offense: # 253
Adjusted Defense: # 196
Overall: # 225


Drexel sits at 5-8 vs. D-I, ranked # 242 in the RPI under 2nd year HC Zach Spiker.


Projected Starters

PG: Kurk Lee (So.): 13.6 ppg, 3.9 apg, 1.3 A/TO Ratio
SG: Sammy Mojica (Sr.): 12.4 ppg, .342 3-pt %, 1.4 spg
SF: Troy Harper (Jr.): 11.0 ppg, .946 FT %, 2.7 rpg
PF (Stretch 4): Alihan Demir (So.): 10.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg .364 3-pt %
C: Austin Williams (Sr.): 10.1 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.9 bpg

Injured - Status for tonight unknown

G Tramaine Isabell (Jr.): 19.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 spg
F Tyshawn Myles (Sr.): 2.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, .533 3-pt %
F Sam Green (So.): 4.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, .550 3-pt %

Team Stats

Scoring

Drexel: 71.9 points per game
Opponents: 75.0

Shooting

Drexel: .416
Opponents: .444

3-Pt Shooting

Drexel: .331
Opponents: .365

Rebounding

Drexel: 39.0 per game
Opponents: 34.9

Turnovers

Drexel: 13.9 per game
Opponents: 12.3

A/TO Ratio

Drexel: 0.75
Opponents: 1.16
01-02-2018 09:58 AM
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Based on the numbers, Drexel likes to play a lot of isolation/1 on 1. That plays into our favor in some ways, since a lot of our problems on defense have been with rotations/help defense, where we leave an open shooter wide open. Drexel seems to be opting to try to create their own shots this season.

Only 4 players (3 starters) have appeared in all 14 games: Lee, Mojica, Williams, and lightly used freshman forward Tadas Kararinas (8.5 mpg). In part due to aforementioned injuries, 10 different players are averaging at least 10+ minutes. That kind of lack of continuity has been problematic for the Dragons.
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I don't see how we are favored in any games until we prove we can win.
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(01-02-2018 10:04 AM)82hawk Wrote:  I don't see how we are favored in any games until we prove we can win.

It's all about betting trends. And Vegas was very close to being spot on with their spread last time out. If we could have gotten 1 rebound and/or Fornes had hit that miracle 3-pointer at the buzzer, they'd have been exactly right.

I'm not saying we deserve to be favored either, but they don't really care about our record one way or the other. What's more, if this were a neutral site game, Drexel would be favored by a point.
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Isabell put up 21 points and 16 rebounds in that win over Houston by the way. Sheesh.
01-02-2018 10:12 AM
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Line is now us by 2.5 with over/under at 153.

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01-02-2018 11:50 AM
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Drexel beat some good teams in LaSalle and Houston and almost beat Temple on the road. However, they beat 2 bad teams at home by 1 (Quinnipiac and Lafayette) and lost to some bad teams on the road (NJIT and Loyola). Right now, this is a bad Drexel team that's forced to get way too many minutes out of Lee and Mojica. These guys play their butts off when they're on the court, but their high number of minutes is hurting the team. If the team can get healthy and stay healthy for a long period of time an actually get some depth and a rotation going, they could be finish in the upper half of the CAA. But for now, I'm not expecting much out of them.

BTW, Drexel hasn't won a true road game outside of Philadelphia since December 2016. Except for a good win at Lasalle (just 8 miles from Drexel's campus) a few weeks ago, Drexel went 0 for 2017 on the road.
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