Drexel On The Road Wednesday At James Madison
By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Drexel Dragons will look to continue their strong play on Wednesday night as they visit James Madison.
The Dragons have won three of their last four. Last time out, on Sunday, they took care of Hofstra at the DAC, 74-63.
“Our guys are playing a little bit better and we’re a little healthier,” Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint tells KYW Newsradio. “This is it, we’ve got four games left and then the conference playoffs, so hopefully we can finish strong and go with some momentum into the playoffs.”
Drexel sits at 14-11 overall and they are 6-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association. One of their wins came against this James Madison team back on February 8th, Drexel grabbing a 78-60 decision.
“They’re really young so they are much better at home than on the road,” Flint says of the Dukes. “I thought we played pretty good against them in the first game. But they’ve upset a couple teams at home, they’ve played a lot better here. They played the game against us at Drexel without one of their best players (sophomore guard Andre Nation), so he’s going to be playing tonight. This is a tough venue to play, it’s gets really loud in here.”
Nation averages 16 points a game to lead the 10-17 Dukes.
The Dragons have been getting outstanding play from senior guard Frantz Massenat. He’s averaging 17.9 points and more than 5 assists a game this season. He led the way in Sunday’s win over Hofstra with 24 points and 7 assists.
“He and (senior guard) Chris Fouch have been unbelievable,” Flint says. “We’ve had our trials and tribulations by not having a lot of players during the league season. Frantz has had an unbelievable year, those two have had to carry us, we’ve have no choice. We’ve played with a lot of freshmen out there and he’s been unbelievable.”
Drexel and James Madison get underway at 7:00pm on Wednesday night in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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