Tonight the Northeastern Huskies travel to Philadelphia to take on the Drexel Dragons at 7PM. Unfortunately for Drexel, they will be without sophomore guard Damion Lee for the tough Colonial Athletic Association conference matchup.
Earlier Tuesday, Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint announced Lee would not play against Northeastern due to a bone bruise. According to donbest.com, a site that chronicles college basketball injuries nightly, the bone bruise is in Lee’s leg.
Drexel has been battling with injuries all throughout their 2012-2013 disappointing season. Most notably, Drexel lost senior Chris Fouch to a season-ending ankle injury back in November. Lee has also missed several other games due to injury already this season as well. The Dragons entered this season as the favorite to win the CAA. They enter tonight’s contest 5-9 on the season and 1-1 in the conference.
Northeastern, on the other hand, has started off CAA play triumphantly as the Huskies are now truly healthy for the first time this season. Jonathan Lee has returned from a preseason foot injury and has helped the Huskies get their record back to .500 and have stand even with Towson at 2-0 atop the conference.
You could say that Damion Lee’s injury benefits the Huskies tonight, but you could also argue the opposite. While getting any win you can in-conference is absolutely necessary in the CAA, Northeastern won’t truly be able to evaluate their talent and utmost potential if they beat Drexel minus-Lee.
However, 3-0 in a team’s first three conference contests isn’t too bad either.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @JakeLFischer.