Drexel hosts Boston U Wednesday at the DAC

Matt Leon
November 20, 2018 - 6:49 pm
Zach Spiker

Drexel Athletics/Greg Carroccio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Drexel will look to move above .500 on the season Wednesday afternoon when the Dragons host Boston University at the DAC.

The 2-2 Dragons opened the season with road losses to Eastern Michigan and Rutgers, but they have since bounced back with a blowout victory over Division III Bryn Athyn and a big 89-84 win over La Salle at Gola Arena.

"To get the home win against Bryn Athyn was a great confidence booster and then to go on the road in Philadelphia, against a Big 5 school (La Salle), that's always going to be an important win for our program," Drexel head coach Zach Spiker said. "To (beat La Salle) for the first time in school history in back-to-back years, certainly adds an element of excitement around what we are capable of doing."

Spiker talks about his team finding its way here early in the season.

"We do have seven new faces that are in the rotation that were not playing last year," he said. "So there's a lot of new parts and we're still gelling early in the year and hoping just to be better from every practice to the next and week by week as well."

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Once the Dragons find their rhythm, Spiker thinks it will prove to be a very unselfish group.

"I think our biggest strength will be that there is no ego involved," he said. "We talk about, 'Sometimes you, sometimes me, always us.' The guys have jumped on to that and understand what that means and it can be a selfless group that can accomplish something pretty special."

Boston University will bring a 3-2 record into Wednesday's game. The Terriers are coming off an 80-62 loss to the same Eastern Michigan team the Dragons lost to.

"It's a very balanced team," Spiker said. "They've got (junior forward) Max Mahoney, a really good interior player that can score, (sophomore guard) Javante McCoy who can really get it going on the perimeter and a glue guy in (junior forward) Tyler Scanlon. They have all the pieces that any successful team has. It's going to be a challenge for us to defend and then execute to come out on the positive end."

Drexel and Boston University will be meeting on Wednesday for the first time since 2001. The Dragons lead the all-time series between the two programs, 22-10.

Wednesday's game gets underway at 3:00 p.m.

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