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)

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.)

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).

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