By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — These have been frustrating times for the Drexel Dragons, as they will bring a 2-6 record into Saturday’s game at Princeton.
The Dragons have lost two straight, including a 76-66 decision on Tuesday at Tennessee State.
“We’ve had our opportunities to win all these games that we’ve been losing,” Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint tells KYW Newsradio. “We just haven’t taken advantage of it.”
As for the why?
“We just haven’t played well,” Flint says. “We haven’t put 40 minutes together. We’ve been winning games late and then losing them late. We’ve got to get back to doing what we do. We haven’t really defended the way we’ve defended in the past. We haven’t come up with any big offensive plays late in games and that’s been a big part of our struggles.”
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Looking ahead, Flint says his team just has to put it all together.
“This is not a young team,” Flint says. “This is a team that has had a lot of experience, a lot of people on this team have been here for two and three years. At some point and time, we have to do the things we’ve always done. Don’t try to get out of character, don’t try to do things that we’re not asking you to do. Just do what we’ve been asking you to do at this point and time.”
Princeton will bring a 3-4 record into Saturday’s game and they are coming off a 62-50 win over Kent State last Saturday.
“It’s Princeton,” Flint says. “That offense is tough. You’ve got to play with a lot of discipline defensively, which we haven’t done this year, or you will be getting back cut to death or three-point shot to death. So we’ve got to get back to playing ‘D’ where we pressure the ball, playing with some discipline, being in the right spots. Because if you don’t do that against Princeton, they’ll pick you apart.”
These teams last met in December of last year with Drexel winning at the DAC, 64-60.
Drexel and Princeton will tip-off at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
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