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Basketball: Drexel Hosts Princeton on Saturday

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Drexel Dragons haven’t played since losing their CAA opener to rival Delaware on Saturday (see game story).

That loss dropped Drexel to 2-4 on the season.   They will look to get back on the winning track this Saturday, as they host Princeton at the DAC.

The Dragons started the season without their top scorer from a season ago, Chris Fouch, as he recovered from knee surgery.  Fouch, a junior guard, returned to play the last two games but has struggled shooting the basketball.

Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint says Fouch is still rounding into form.

“It’s going to take him a little while.  He just got back on the court.  It wasn’t like he was on the court and now he is starting to play in games.  He got back on the court, then he got back into games.  It’s going to take him a little while.  I think he’ll be fine.  He seems to get better and better, more comfortable, actually, each time he practices.  We still have to be careful about how much we play him, how much time he gets, and all those things.  But eventually, probably by the end of the month, I think he’ll be ready to go.”

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Princeton will bring a three-game winning streak and a 4-5 record into Saturday’s game.  Flint says they are tough.

“A team that went to the NCAA Tournament last year, they’ve got a lot of guys back.  (Senior guard) Doug Davis, a Philly kid that I’ve known for a long time, is playing really well for them.  They have another big kid, (junior forward Ian) Hummer, who has played well.  It’s a tough team.  Plus the Princeton offense is always a tough offense to play against.  Gotta have a lot of patience, because they are going to back-cut you and screen you real well.   We’ve got to have some discipline on Saturday because we are going to be playing against a real good team.”

Hummer leads the Tigers in scoring (17.4 ppg) and rebounding (8.2 per contest).  Davis is second on the squad in scoring at 12.6 points per game.

Frantz Massenat paces the Dragons this season at 14.7 ppg.

Drexel and Princeton will tip off Saturday at 4:00pm.

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