Drexel at VCU preview

Drexel at VCU
Sunday, Feb. 14
Verizon Wireless Arena
Tip: 2 p.m.

Drexel University
Location: Philadelphia
Type: private, coeducational
Founded: 1891. Changed name from Drexel Insititute of Technology to Drexel University in 1970
Current enrollment: about 20,000

Drexel: fourth in the CAA with a record of 8-3 (14-8 overall).
Away: Drexel is 3-3 on their travels in the CAA, 5-5 away from home overall.
Coach: Denise Dillon (7th season, record of 96-84)
Defending CAA tournament champions

Projected Starters:
Forward – #44 Gabriela Marginean (6’1” senior from Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Forward – #3 Tyler Hale (6’ sophomore from Baltimore)
Guard – #12 Marisa Crane (5’5” sophomore from Emmaus, Pa.)
Guard – #23 Kamile Nacickaite (5’11” sophomore from Siauliai, Lithuania)
Guard – #5 Jasmina Rosseel (5’8” junior from Leper, Belgium)

VCU
Location: Richmond
Type: public
Founded: 1968 (Merger of Richmond Professional Institute and Medical College of Virginia)
Current Enrollment: about 32,000

VCU: first in the CAA with a record of 9-2 (16-7 overall).
Home: VCU is 5-1 at home, 8-2 overall.
Coach: Beth Cunningham (seventh season, 107-75)

Projected Starters:
Forward – #44 Courtney Hurt (6’1” sophomore from Conyers, Ga.)
Forward – #24 D’Andra Moss (6’ senior from Atlanta)
Guard – #4 Kita Waller (5’11” senior from Gainesville, Ga.)
Guard – #3 Ebony Patterson (5’7” junior from Chester)
Guard – #1 Jennifer Lane (5’8” sophomore from Wichita, Kan.)

Notes:
VCU is first in the CAA in steals, second in scoring and second in assists. Drexel doesn’t rank higher than fifth in any of those categories.

– Drexel is the second best team in the conference at defending the three, VCU is the second worst.

– VCU and Drexel are third and fourth respectively in the CAA in scoring defense at 60.0 points allowed per game.

– Drexel leads the CAA in free-throw percentage at 81 percent (far better than any CAA team this season, with William & Mary closest behind at 72 percent).

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*