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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Drexel will be on the road Saturday in CAA action, paying James Madison a visit.

The Dragons sit at 5-10 (1-2 in the CAA) after a heartbreaking, 63-58, overtime loss to Northeastern at the DAC on Tuesday.  Drexel had a three point lead in the final seconds of that one, but Northeastern’s Quincy Ford hit a circus three to tie, and the Huskies then grabbed the game in the extra session.

Drexel played that Northeastern game without sophomore guard Damion Lee who is averaging more than 18 points a game.  He is nursing a knee injury.  As for his status going into JMU.

“Actually uncertain,” Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint tells KYW Newsradio.  “Doesn’t look good.  Looks like we’re going to play also without (senior forward) Daryl McCoy who had a foot injury, actually in the Georgia State game, but fought through it in the last two games against Towson and Northeastern.  So we could be down a few guys, but we’ve got got to get ourselves ready and guys on the bench have to step up.”

Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Bruiser Flint:

Drexel is already without senior guard Chris Fouch, he is sidelined for the season with a broken ankle.

James Madison is 8-8 on the season (2-1 in the CAA) and Flint says they will really test his team’s defense.

“They can really score,” Flint says.  “Always have one of the best offensive teams in the league.  (JMU head coach) Matt Brady does a great job with his team scoring.  They are pressing a little bit more than they have done in the past now, so we’ve got to take care of the ball a little bit.  It’s a tough road game without two of your starters, so we’re going to have to play with some toughness.”

Drexel and James Madison will tip-off at 4:00pm on Saturday.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw.

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