By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – While Villanova’s outstanding start and meteoric rise in the national rankings has garnered a lot of the headlines on the local college basketball scene, there is another city team that has been performing at a high level since the season tipped off.
Drexel is 7-2 as they get ready to visit St. Joe’s on Wednesday night, and those two losses came at the hands of a couple of pretty good teams in UCLA and #1 Arizona. This past Sunday the Dragons traveled down to Davidson and beat the Wildcats, 72-58.
“I thought we played pretty well,” Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint tells KYW Newsradio. “We had our moments out there, but from beginning to end I thought we did a good job. They are a great three-point shooting team, so we talked about keeping them off the three-point line. We gave up some drives, but we did a good job of being on top of them when they were there to shoot the ball. I thought that played a big part in the game.”
In that win over Davidson, junior guard Freddie Wilson made his Drexel debut. A transfer from Seton Hall, Wilson just became eligible to suit up for the Dragons and he scored seven points in 23 minutes of work.