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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In local college basketball, three of the “City 6″ teams will be in action tonight (Wednesday), and two of them will be battling each other.

Drexel, off to a 3-1 start this season, will be hosting St. Joe’s.  The Dragons beat Binghamton by 40 points last time out (see related story), and head coach Bruiser Flint says the youthful Hawks present a big challenge.

“They’ve improved in every game,” Flint says.  “They play hard. They have some pretty good players in (forward) CJ Aiken and (guard) Langston Galloway as freshmen who have played really well for them.  The kid (guard Carl) Jones has played really well for them as a sophomore.”

Hear the entire Bruiser Flint interview in this CBS Philly SportsPod…

After starting the season 0-2, the Hawks have run off three straight wins including a 76-70 win over Rutgers last time out at the Palestra.  Jones leads St. Joe’s in scoring at 15.4 points per game.  Sophomore guard Chris Fouch paces Drexel at 21.5 points per game.

Temple will be on the road tonight, the Owls visiting Central Michigan. Temple lost to Texas A&M last time out, 54-51, in their last of three games in a tournament down in Orlando (see related story).  Head coach Fran Dunphy says his squad will have its hands full with the Chippewas:

“They have a freshman who is an absolute superstar in Trey Zeigler — he’s actually the coach’s son.  He’s just a terrific player, and he is somebody that we are going to have to concentrate a lot of our efforts on.”

Hear the entire Fran Dunphy interview in this CBS Philly SportsPod…

Zeigler is averaging a team-high 18.8 points a game for Central Michigan, whose record is 2-3.  Temple is 3-2.

Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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