banner

College Basketball

more stats

Northeastern (10-20) vs. Drexel (16-13)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 8, 2:30 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Baltimore Arena (14,000) -- Baltimore, Maryland. Television: CSN-MA, PHI, NE, CSS. Home Record: Northeastern 4-8, Drexel 8-4. Away Record: Northeastern 4-9, Drexel 6-8. Neutral Record: Northeastern 2-3, Drexel 2-1. Conference Record: Northeastern 7-9, Drexel 8-8. Series Record: Drexel leads, 37-17.

GAME NOTES: The quarterfinals of the 32nd annual Colonial Athletic Association Tournament takes over Baltimore Arena on Saturday, with one of the four contests pitting the Drexel Dragons against the Northeastern Huskies.

The fifth-seeded Huskies endured a very tough regular season during which they won a total of just 10 games, but seven of those came in CAA play which is why they finished so high in the standings. The squad had trouble maintaining consistent play from one game to the next, winning back-to-back CAA decisions only once.

As for the Dragons, they were awarded the fourth seed in the tournament after splitting 16 league bouts. Similar to Northeastern, Drexel won consecutive games against conference opponents only twice.

With respect to this tournament, the Dragons are just 6-12 in the event all- time and have yet to win the title, while Northeastern fell to James Madison in the championship a year ago, 70-57, and is now 7-8 in the event as a result.

In terms of the all-time series, Drexel is ahead by a count of 37-17, although the Huskies won the most recent meeting just last weekend by a score of 54-52 at home.

The winner of this meeting will be back in action on Sunday versus the winner of the Hofstra/Delaware contest for the right to appear in the title game on Monday night.

During conference action this season, the Huskies generated just 64.3 ppg at the offensive end of the floor, but luckily they surrendered only 65.7 ppg in order to keep games interesting. Scott Eatherton, one of the nation's leaders in double-doubles, averaged 14.6 ppg and 10.3 rpg to pace the team in both categories, shooting an impressive 52.1 percent from the field but just 62.8 percent at the free-throw line. David Walker accounts for another 11.7 ppg and Demetrius Pollard 10.5 ppg as the pair combined for 80 of the unit's 185 assists.

The Dragons have one of the more dynamic scoring duos in the conference in Frantz Massenat and Chris Fouch who averaged 19.7 and 18.9 ppg, respectively, during CAA bouts. Massenat played close to 38 minutes per outing and did quite a bit of damage at the free-throw line where he was 98-of-128, but at the same time he was sure to keep his teammates involved in the action with 81 assists. Fouch made good on a team-high 40 3-pointers, but he shot just 39.4 percent from the floor as he and Massenat combined to account for more than half Drexel's 68.9 ppg.

The teams went to double-overtime in their first meeting nearly two months ago and even though the Huskies were victorious last week, Drexel should still have the edge as long as Fouch and Massenat get off plenty of shots.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Drexel 73, Northeastern 66

03/08 11:18:28 ET

Other Stories

  • NASCAR: Ford City 500 at Bristol

    Today at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Cincinnati at St. Louis

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
WAS 3
PHI 5
Final
TOR 6
ATL 5
Final
DET 3
CWS 12
Final
MIN 2
CLE 4
Final
STL 5
CIN 2
Final
CHC 7
SDP 6
Final
BOS 1
BAL 4
Final
PIT 6
MIL 2
Final
HOU 4
ANA 0
Final
NYM 5
MIA 4
Final
TAM 0
NYY 9
Final
KAN 0
OAK 5
Final
SFG 4
ARI 1
Final
LOS 6
COL 3
Final
SEA 3
TEX 1
1:07pm Today
TOR
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
MIA
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
NYY
 
1:35pm Today
BOS
BAL
 
1:35pm Today
PIT
MIL
 
1:35pm Today
WAS
PHI
 
2:10pm Today
MIN
CLE
 
2:10pm Today
HOU
ANA
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
OAK
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
SDP
 
4:05pm Today
SFG
ARI
 
4:10pm Today
LOS
COL
 
4:10pm Today
SEA
TEX
 
8:05pm Tonight
STL
CIN
 
Final
TOR 86
WAS 93
Final
GSW 106
NOP 99
Final
CHI 103
MIL 91
Final
HOU 118
DAL 108
3:00pm Today
CLE
BOS
 
5:30pm Tonight
ATL
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
POR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
SAN
 
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
Final
STL 4
MIN 1
Final
NYR 3
PIT 4
Final
ANA 2
WIN 1
12:00pm Today
NYI
WAS
 
3:00pm Today
CHI
NAS
 
7:00pm Tonight
OTT
MON
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
VAN
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR