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Three (Belated) Thoughts: Drexel 85, UNCW 76

The Colonial can be a difficult league to cover for a site with a limited budget like ours (feel free to donate if you can) just due to its sheer geography, getting to Elon, Charleston and NC-Wilmington (sorry, UNCW) just isn’t practical. But we do our best, we’ve had as much Northeastern and Hofstra coverage as anyone, and Saturday I had the opportunity to go to the Daskalakis Athletic Center to see suddenly streaking Drexel take care of UNCW, 85-76.

We like to get very technical here, but the rise of the Dragons (7-14, 5-5) doesn’t seem to need its own CSI series. For most of the season, Drexel just couldn’t score and more specifically, couldn’t shoot in what turned out to be an embarrassing non-conference slate that included a loss to Division II Philly rival University of the Sciences.

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UNCW Upsets Northeastern, Shakes Up CAA Standings

After a month away from Matthews Arena, Northeastern returned home with a 9-4 record, a top-100 KenPom rating, and a billing as CAA co-favorites with Hofstra. Despite entering Monday’s game as 11.5-point favorites, however, the Huskies couldn’t handle UNC Wilmington’s quickness and defensive pressure. The Seahawks pulled away after halftime for a 75-68 victory, snapping a four-game losing streak and moving each team to 1-1 in Colonial play. Continue reading