Drexel Dragons vs. College of Charleston Cougars Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/26/14
College of Charleston Cougars (14-15) at Drexel Dragons (15-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (John A. Daskalakis Center)
The Line: Drexel Dragons -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Storyline: Drexel looks to end its season on a hot streak and move into third place in the CAA when they host Charleston Wednesday.
The Breakdown: The Dragons improved to 7-7 for 4th place in the conference after a 69-65 victory at Delaware Sunday. Sophomore F scored a career-high 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting, senior G Chris Fouch had 19 points, and senior G Frantz Massenat added 11 points. Drexel connected on 25 of 61 from the floor and 3 of 11 from outside the arc to Fightin Blue Hens’ 25 of 64 from the field and 5 of 22 from distance. The Dragons also finished with a 42-33 advantage on the boards and converted 16 of 19 from the free throw line. On the season, the Dragons are averaging 69.4 ppg on 42.3 percent shooting. Fouch the leads the team in scoring with 17.9 ppg, followed by Massenat at 17.5 ppg.
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Meanwhile, Charleston dropped to 6-8 for 5th place in the conference after its 57-55 double overtime loss to North Carolina-Wilmington Saturday. Senior G Nori Johnson scored 15 points, including 2 of 5 from downtown, junior F Adjehi Baru had 13 points and 7 assists, and senior F Willis Hall added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Cougars connected on 36.8 percent from the floor and hit 4 of 20 from outside the arc to the Seahawks’ 33.3 percent from the field and 4 of 17 from distance. Charleston was edged on the boards 41-40 and committed 15 turnovers. Through 29 games, the Cougars are averaging 63.0 ppg on 41.6 percent shooting. Hall leads the team with 12.3 ppg, followed by junior G Anthony Stitt at 10.1 ppg.
Rick’s Pick: The line in this matchup is currently set at -5.5 for Drexel. Charleston scored an ugly 47-46 victory over the Dragons a couple weeks ago and both struggled mightily at finding the basket. Drexel’s 32.1 percent from the floor and 0 of 9 from distance was only slightly outdone by Charleston’s 32.7 percent and 2 of 13. Look for Drexel to make shots this time out and cover.