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Boston University comes to the DAC for a meeting of old conference foes. I believe this is the first meeting the Drexel left the America East for the CAA. Brings back memories of the 1996 NAC championship game and the battle between Malik Rose and Tunji Owojabi.

Here is a link to Zach Spiker talking with Matt Leon of KYW about the game. https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/...nesday-dac

Hopefully Drexel can build off the last two games and pull out a win in this one. They did beat league favorite Northeastern in the opener, so they won't be a pushover. They got beat by Eastern Michigan worse than we did, but Elijah Minnie was back at full strength so it is not an apples-to-apples comparison.

It will be interesting to see what kind of crowd they draw at 3 pm. Perhaps the LaSalle win will prompt some people to use the game as the kickoff to a long holiday weekend.
11-21-2018 01:27 AM
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We are favored by 1. Will definitely be a challenge in what will be an extra sparse crowd. Them upsetting NU scares me.

BU- 75
DU- 70
11-21-2018 02:45 PM
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Eastern Michigan also managed 4 points against Rutgers the other night and lost by 27. Oof
11-21-2018 02:46 PM
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I got to watch the second half and what a pleasant surprise. We completely dominated them in the second half. 86-67 is a nice win. Makes for a nice holiday for our dragons. Kurk Lee was not even dressed so we got to see a lot of Cam and he really played well.
11-21-2018 04:46 PM
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Wynter appears to be the real deal. He had quite the line today.
22 pts, 8 reb, 9 ast, 3 TO, 1 steal 7-9 fg 8-8 FT

Overall the guys new to the team were impressive today
New guys 66 pts 72% FG 54% 3pt 100% ft 22 Reb 12 ast 7 TO
Returners 26 pts 31% FG 0% 3pt 75% FT 15 reb 4 ast 9 TO

Still some stuff to clean up defensively, but things are looking up.
11-21-2018 05:14 PM
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Nice win this afternoon. Drexel played well for the most part, but still had many periods of sloppiness that they need to clean up. I know that BU beating Northeastern scared some people, but from what I saw, they were not a good team at all. But Drexel usually plays well at the DAC and in general, teams in CBB play much worse on the road, and Drexel may have just beaten up on a group of weary travelers.

Now that we're 5 games into the season, a couple of observations....
1. This is a much more disciplined team. Even though they play up tempo, they seem to play much more controlled and don't turn the ball over as much. That's probably due to a change in personnel. Now that Maine is gone, and Lee isn't playing as much, that makes a difference.
2. They don't miss Tramaine Isabell. Maine may have been the most talented player not named Rose, Anderson, or Damion Lee to ever play at Drexel. However, it seemed like last year's team played a bunch of undisciplined street ball with a bunch of talented guards fighting with each other for points. I don't seem to be seeing that anymore.
3. Cam Wynter might be one of the big surprises in the CAA this year. He was ROW last week, and has a good chance to win it again this week.
4. Free Throw shooting is excellent so far. We know that Harper is a good shooter. But Cam is showing that he's might be a very good FT shooter. And you've got guys like John and Butler who are more experienced, disciplined player who also appear to be good from the line. FT shooting can make up for lack of talent, and Drexel might be able to win some games from the line this year, kind of like they did against La Salle.
5. I know it's early, but from what I've seen so far, this team might have been extremely underestimated. Preseason predictions were based on points lost from the previous year, but the new group appears to be more talented than expected.
11-21-2018 06:26 PM
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Wynter is averaging 10.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.4 assists. The CAA has statistics going back to 2005-2006, and no Hofstra player has averaged at least 10, 5, and 5 in that time. The closest was Juan'ya Green in 2015-2016 when he averaged 4.4 rebounds. Wynter is shooting field goals .645 and free throws .917. If a player had those statistics for a season, he could make the Second Team, and maybe even the first team if voters didn't mind 10.8 points being low for a First Team players.
11-21-2018 06:55 PM
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(11-21-2018 06:55 PM)EvanJ Wrote:  Wynter is averaging 10.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.4 assists. The CAA has statistics going back to 2005-2006, and no Hofstra player has averaged at least 10, 5, and 5 in that time. The closest was Juan'ya Green in 2015-2016 when he averaged 4.4 rebounds. Wynter is shooting field goals .645 and free throws .917. If a player had those statistics for a season, he could make the Second Team, and maybe even the first team if voters didn't mind 10.8 points being low for a First Team players.

It is probably a little early to be projecting how his stats will look at the end of the year. Wynter sure looked like a superstar today but it is hard to say where things will go from here. Once Lee is back and healthy, we'll have to see how the playing time and positions are divided up. From what I've seen the past few games, I'd be happy to see him continue as the starting point guard. Things may get more difficult as there is more film and opponents are better able to scout him as well.

Did you realize Wynter is your neighbor? He lists his hometown as Hempsted. He went to high school in nearly Hicksville before going to Florida for a year of prep school.
11-22-2018 12:17 AM
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(11-21-2018 06:26 PM)J.B. Wrote:  Nice win this afternoon. Drexel played well for the most part, but still had many periods of sloppiness that they need to clean up. I know that BU beating Northeastern scared some people, but from what I saw, they were not a good team at all. But Drexel usually plays well at the DAC and in general, teams in CBB play much worse on the road, and Drexel may have just beaten up on a group of weary travelers.

Now that we're 5 games into the season, a couple of observations....
1. This is a much more disciplined team. Even though they play up tempo, they seem to play much more controlled and don't turn the ball over as much. That's probably due to a change in personnel. Now that Maine is gone, and Lee isn't playing as much, that makes a difference.
2. They don't miss Tramaine Isabell. Maine may have been the most talented player not named Rose, Anderson, or Damion Lee to ever play at Drexel. However, it seemed like last year's team played a bunch of undisciplined street ball with a bunch of talented guards fighting with each other for points. I don't seem to be seeing that anymore.
3. Cam Wynter might be one of the big surprises in the CAA this year. He was ROW last week, and has a good chance to win it again this week.
4. Free Throw shooting is excellent so far. We know that Harper is a good shooter. But Cam is showing that he's might be a very good FT shooter. And you've got guys like John and Butler who are more experienced, disciplined player who also appear to be good from the line. FT shooting can make up for lack of talent, and Drexel might be able to win some games from the line this year, kind of like they did against La Salle.
5. I know it's early, but from what I've seen so far, this team might have been extremely underestimated. Preseason predictions were based on points lost from the previous year, but the new group appears to be more talented than expected.

Interesting that BU played Rutgers close today it was a 3 point game at the last media timeout. Rutgers stretched it out a little more at the end shooting a bunch of free throws. It is hard to know what kind of team they are, other than inconsistent.

I agree we look more disciplined this year. I think it will stay that way with Lee's return. It is ironic that out of all the guards, it is probably the senior Harper that needs to tighten it up a bit.

If Wynter keeps going like he has been, no one will think about Isabell anymore.

I don't think I would refer to Butler as experienced. He played 25 minutes in four games that look like mostly blowouts at Navy before departing mid-year. He really is the same as Perry; he just practiced with Navy for a few months where Perry went to prep school, then both red-shirted last year. To me Butler is one of the big revelations especially for someone who really hasn't played competitively since high school back when Bruiser was still at the helm of Drexel.
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