By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After a solid split of a couple of tough road games to start the season, the Drexel Dragons are getting ready for the NIT Season Tip-Off. They will open that up on Monday when they play Elon in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Drexel opened the season out in Los Angeles with a 72-67 loss to #24 UCLA last Friday. Then on Wednesday, the Dragons traveled out to Normal, Illinois, and picked up a 78-70 win over Illinois State.
“I liked our energy,” Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint tells KYW Newsradio. “I thought we played hard. We’ve got to clean up some things at the end of the games. We had a nice lead against Illinois State, played a little sloppy at the end and made it a little closer than it should’ve been. Then against UCLA we had our chances to win at the end of the game, but we made some sloppy plays and then some turnovers not to win it. But I like our energy and I like how hard our guys have been playing.”