Hofstra vs. Drexel: Full Game Preview

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Hofstra vs. Drexel: Full Game Preview
Hofstra
(6-20, 1-12 away)
Drexel
(10-15, 3-9 home)
Venue: Daskalakis Athletic Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 18, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Hofstra T Buie 12.9 J Hall 9.4 S Mejia 3.9
Drexel D Lee 16.8 D McCoy 8.4 F Massenat 4.2

On Monday, Hofstra travels to Daskalakis Athletic Center to take on Drexel. Tipoff occurs at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on NBCSN. The Pride fell to the Dragons 55-52 on Jan. 23 and are 2-7 against them over the last four years.

Hofstra maintains 10th place in the CAA while Drexel is in seventh place.

The Pride were defeated by Towson 57-50 on Feb. 16 despite 13 points and 7 steals from Stevie Mejia. He contributes a team-high 3.9 assists per game and 2 steals per game. The Dragons were defeated by George Mason 68-62 on Feb. 14 despite 16 points and 5 rebounds from Derrick Thomas. He contributes 2.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.4 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Drexel is strong in defensive rebounding percentage at 74.6 percent. This is good enough for first in the conference and sixth in the nation.

Drexel StatSmack

  • That must sting. Hofstra has blown out Drexel by 20 points or more on four occasions since 1997.
  • Stephen Nwaukoni is ranked 8th in the CAA in rebounds.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Hofstra currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (979 to 966) than Drexel, per the NCAA.
  • Over the past 10 years, Hofstra has had more players drafted by the NBA than Drexel (one vs. zero).
  • The Hofstra steals leader (Stevie Mejia, 46 steals) has more steals than the Drexel steals leader (Dartaye Ruffin, 22 steals).
  • Stevie Mejia is ranked 4th in the CAA in assists and 3rd in the CAA in steals.
  • Hofstra has an average margin of victory of 9 over Drexel in 26 wins since 1980.
  • Taran Buie is ranked 7th in the CAA in three-pointers.
  • Hofstra has a better record at home than Drexel this season (5-6 vs. 3-8).
HOF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jimmy Hall 32 13 9 1 1 1 2
C- Stevie Mejia 34 11 4 4 2 0 3
C- Taran Buie 31 13 3 2 1 0 3
D+ S. Stokes 28 10 2 3 1 0 2
D+ David Imes 30 7 5 1 1 1 2
D S. Nwaukoni 23 7 8 0 0 0 2
D Jordan Allen 22 5 3 1 1 0 1
D Moussa Kone 21 5 4 0 0 1 1
D- K. Washington 17 2 2 1 0 0 1
D- Dallas Anglin 14 3 1 1 1 0 2
F Daquan Brown 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Matt Grogan 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Darren Payen 7 1 1 0 0 1 0
F Adam Savion 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Jody Card 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
DREXEL Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Damion Lee 32 17 5 2 1 0 2
C Chris Fouch 27 17 4 2 0 0 1
C Frantz Massenat 36 14 3 4 1 0 3
C Dartaye Ruffin 32 8 7 1 1 1 1
C- Derrick Thomas 34 8 3 2 1 0 2
C- Daryl McCoy 27 4 8 1 1 0 2
D+ Tavon Allen 16 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Kazembe Abif 22 5 4 0 0 0 1
D- Goran Pantovic 10 1 2 0 0 0 1
D- Aquil Younger 8 1 1 1 1 0 1
F Jake Lerner 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
F Casey Carroll 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
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