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Drexel Visits William And Mary Looking To Snap Skid

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Drexel Dragons will look to get back on track Saturday afternoon as they take to the road in CAA action, visiting William and Mary.

The Dragons sit at 5-11 and they have dropped three straight, but head coach Bruiser Flint sees hopeful signs.

“I will say we have played a little bit better, since the new year, probably say since the Davidson game, but now we’ve been down a few guys,” Flint tells KYW Newsradio.  “We’ve kept ourselves in games by playing pretty good defense, still got to do a better job with the ball.  We’re still turning the ball over a little bit too much for baskets.  But if we do that, then when everybody comes back, hopefully the guys who have been in there now are a lot more comfortable, and we become a little more deeper.”

Matt Leon interviews Bruiser Flint:

As far as those injuries are concerned, Drexel played their last game this past Saturday at James Madison without starting guard Damion Lee and staring forward Daryl McCoy.  Flint hopes one of them will be able to return against the Tribe.

“Looks good for Damion, he’s practiced a little bit the last couple of days,” Flint says.  “Doesn’t look good for Daryl – he is starting to run a little bit, which he wasn’t able to do.  Doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to play against William and Mary, but hopefully we’ll have him for Hofstra.”

William and Mary is 7-9 on the season, and they will drag a six-game losing streak into Saturday’s match-up.

“They’ve got some guys that score the ball,” Flint says.  “One of the things I think they don’t do very well is rebound, but we probably won’t have one of our best rebounders (McCoy).  But it’s always been a tough place for us to play, even when we’ve had really, really good teams, we’ve always gone down there and we’ve struggled a little bit.  So hopefully, even shorthanded, we can play a little bit better.”

Drexel and William and Mary will tip off at 2:00pm down in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Saturday.

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