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Drexel Goes For 5th Straight Win

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - After starting the season 2-4, Drexel has ripped off four straight wins and they will try to extend that streak tonight at the DAC as they host Fairfield.

Dragons head coach Bruiser Flint says things are starting to come together for his squad.

“People getting healthy, our practices are a little bit better.  Guys have a better understanding of playing with each other, we’re getting a little better chemistry.  I still think we need to do a better job defensively.  But overall I have to pleased with getting everybody back and I think our chemistry is getting a little bit better.”

Listen to the full interview with Bruiser Flint in the podcast below

Dragons defense is already pretty good, they are holding opponents to just 58 points a game on average.

Fairfield is 7-5 and last time out on December 22nd, the Stags gave Connecticut all it could handle in Hartford, before losing 79-71.  They impress Flint.

“Good team.  I mean a really good team, one of the better teams we’re going to play this year.  They came in with a lot of people saying they were going to be good and watching them on tape, they are.”

What makes them so good?

“They’ve got really good guards.  Have a really good kid in (senior forward) Rakim Sanders, who makes a big difference for them, (senior center Ryan) Olander, they’ve got a lot of experience.”

Sanders leads Fairfield in scoring at 16.6 points per game and rebounding, 8.1 a contest.  Olander is second in scoring at 11.6 ppg.

Drexel and Fairfield will tip off at 7:30pm tonight at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

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