Tonight in the City 6: Drexel hosts Delaware

Tonight in the City 6: Drexel hosts Delaware
January 28, 2013, 1:30 pm
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The most exciting week of the college basketball season in Philadelphia is in the books, but the action starts right back up tonight. Drexel and Delaware, picked in the preseason to finish as the top two teams in the CAA, play in Philadelphia. Here’s a matchup of tonight’s only City 6 game:

Drexel (8-11, 4-3 CAA) vs. Delaware (8-11, 3-3 CAA)
7 p.m., Daskalakis Athletic Center, NBC Sports Network

Previous games
The Dragons won their third straight game on Saturday with a 68-57 home victory over Georgia State (10-12, 5-4). Damion Lee scored a game-high 20 points and Frantz Massenat added 15 points and eight assists.

Delaware enters tonight on a three-game losing streak, most recently falling to James Madison last Wednesday night. Devon Saddler scored a team-high 16 points for Delaware, which shot just 28.9 percent in that game.

Top players
Lee’s 17.4 points per game pace Drexel, with the sophomore guard also averaging 4.9 rebounds. Massenat averages 14.4 points and 4.4 assists, while Tavon Allen chips in 7.9 points per game.

Saddler leads Delaware with 19.5 points per game. Jarvis Threatt (12.7) and Jamelle Hagins (12.1) also average double figures in scoring. Hagins is also one of the nation’s top rebounders, bringing down 11.3 boards per game.

Tight series
Delaware leads the all-time series between these programs but only by a 74-72 edge. Drexel and Delaware split last year’s meetings.

Next up?
Drexel is back in action on Thursday night when it plays at George Mason (12-8, 5-3) at 7 p.m.