By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hopes for the 2012-13 season were very high for Drexel. Coming off a 29-win season in 2011-12 with most of the squad back, the Dragons were picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association. But Drexel started slow with two straight heartbreaking, overtime losses, and never found their pace. They finished 13-18 overall, 9-9 (seventh) in the conference.
Surprisingly, one of the Dragons biggest problems last year was stopping the other team.
“Last year defense wasn’t one of our greatest things,” Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint tells KYW Newsradio. “We’ve got get back to doing those things, that’s one of our staples we kind of hang out hats on. So we’ve got to get back to that defensive mentality.”
And Flint hopes that will help the Dragons get back on track here in the 2013-2014 season. The pundits think last year was an aberration, as the Dragons were picked to finish second in the CAA preseason poll, behind only Towson.
Drexel does have a lot of talent returning including junior guard Damion Lee, who averaged a team high 17.1 points last season, while also pulling down about five rebounds a game. Senior guard Frantz Massenat averaged 14.7 points a game last season, while also dishing out a team-high 131 assists. And guard Chris Fouch is back. He was granted a sixth year of eligibility after missing just about all of last season with a broken ankle. He is 20th, all-time, in scoring in Drexel history, with 1,194 points.