By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Drexel Dragons will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday as they battle William and Mary for a second time this season, this time at the DAC.
Last time out on Monday, the Dragons lost at home to rival Delaware, 90-77.
“They are probably playing better basketball than anybody in the conference right now,” Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint tells KYW Newsradio about the Blue Hens. “They score the ball, that’s what they do, they really score it. We had trouble guarding them and those guys were able to come out with a good win.”
The Dragons have really been hammered by injuries this season. They did get sophomore guard/forward Tavon Allen (ankle) back against the Blue Hens and senior forward Dartaye Ruffin (calf) returned to the starting line-up, but Flint says his squad is still not 100%.
“Still not getting them on the practice (court), that’s the big thing,” Flint says. “When guys are totally healthy, then you can get them out there. Tavon had a pretty good game (17 points against Delaware), but he was still out there on one leg. Hopefully, we can get (junior forward) Kaz (Abif – knee) back soon. Dartaye seems like he is starting to round into shape a little bit. We’ve got to get these guys out practicing. It’s funny, I started the year with 14 players, and I only had nine for practice this week. Hopefully, these guys can continue to work to get back on the court and we can get these guys out to practice. When they start to practice, then I’ll know we’re getting back to full strength.”