Drexel vs. William & Mary: Full Game Preview

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Drexel vs. William & Mary: Full Game Preview
Drexel
(5-11, 4-5 away)
William & Mary
(7-9, 4-2 home)
Venue: William & Mary Hall
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Drexel D Lee 18.1 D McCoy 8.8 F Massenat 4.3
William & Mary M Thornton 18.0 T Rusthoven 7.1 M Thornton 2.8

Drexel travels to William & Mary Hall on Saturday to take on William & Mary. Tip-off is at 2:00 EST and you can see it on CSN-BAY, NW, HOU, TCN. The Dragons are 4-4 against the Tribe over the last four years. They won 63-61 on 2/14/2012 the last time they played.

William & Mary is in 10th place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 9th place Drexel.

The Dragons were defeated by James Madison 51-43 on January 12th despite 13 points from Frantz Massenat. On top of a team-high 4.3 assists per game, he also scores 14.1 points per game. For the Tribe, Tim Rusthoven finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the 74-58 loss to Georgia State on January 16th. He averages 14.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 7.1 rebounds per game.

William & Mary StatSmack

  • Damion Lee is ranked 9th in the CAA in points and 7th in the CAA in three-pointers.
  • Drexel allows fewer rebounds (28.1 allowed per game vs 33.0 allowed per game) than William & Mary this season.
  • We just win. Drexel has more wins over the last 5 years than William & Mary (97 vs 72).
  • Drexel beat William & Mary by 2 points the last time they played (Feb 14, 2012).
  • At least you keep showing up. Drexel has an average margin of victory of 9 over William & Mary in 18 wins since 1983.
  • Drexel players are more experienced than William & Mary players (14,512 minutes played vs 11,051 minutes played).
  • People just expect us to beat you. Drexel has been the favorite 19 out of the last 21 times.
  • The Drexel assist leader (Frantz Massenat) has more assists than the William & Mary assist leader (Matt Rum).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Drexel has come back to win after being down at half against William & Mary 3 times since 2001.
  • You get an A for effort, but Drexel has emerged victorious against William & Mary the last 3 times they've played.
  • Drexel has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.612 to 0.385).
DREXEL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Damion Lee 33 18 5 2 1 0 2
C Chris Fouch 27 17 4 2 0 0 1
C Frantz Massenat 36 14 2 4 1 0 3
C- Dartaye Ruffin 32 7 7 1 1 1 1
C- Daryl McCoy 28 5 9 1 1 0 2
D+ Tavon Allen 18 9 2 1 1 0 2
D+ Derrick Thomas 34 6 3 2 1 0 2
D Kazembe Abif 22 5 4 1 0 0 1
D- Goran Pantovic 9 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Aquil Younger 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Casey Carroll 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
W&M Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Marcus Thornton 36 18 3 3 1 1 3
C+ Tim Rusthoven 27 14 7 2 0 1 2
C Brandon Britt 31 14 3 2 1 0 2
C Kyle Gaillard 33 9 6 2 1 0 2
D+ Matt Rum 32 5 5 3 1 0 1
D Terry Tarpey 16 3 4 1 1 1 1
D- Brett Goodloe 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
D- Ben Whitlatch 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Fred Heldring 11 1 2 1 0 1 0
F Tom Schalk 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Julian Boatner 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Andrew Pavloff 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Sean Sheldon 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Doug Howard II 2 1 1 1 1 0 1
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