Men’s basketball: Tribe at Drexel live blog

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January 9, 2010

12:29 PM

Tribe 73, Drexel 48

The Flat Hat will be live courtside from the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. starting at 4 p.m. today. The contest between the Tribe (11-3, 3-1 CAA) and the Dragons (8-8, 3-1 CAA) pits the top two teams in the CAA against each other. The match wraps up a stretch of five road games in six contests for the Tribe. A win over the Dragons would give the College its 12th win in 13 opportunities.

Drexel enters the contest with the third-ranked scoring defense in the CAA giving up only 63.9 points per game. Yet the Dragons boast the second-to-last offense averaging a measly 63.4 points per contest. The Tribe enters averaging 73.8 points on the offensive end (second in the CAA), while allowing 67.6 points (eighth in the CAA).

The Dragons have won two games in a row, beating Georgia State 72-57 and VCU 75-72. Watch for guards Jamie Harris (15.8 ppg ) and Gerald Colds (10.0 ppg) to lead the way offensively for the Dragons, while forward Samme Givens (8.6 ppg, 7.2 rebounds per game, 1.5 steals per game) holds down the defensive end.

Check back at 4 p.m. for the start of the live blog and feel free to comment below.

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