After the Drexel Dragons were selected to be the top team in the Colonial Athletic Association in the preseason coaches/media poll, head coach Bruiser Flint and company have not lived up to their expectations this season.
It started with a rough string of injuries that came amidst a relatively weak non-conference schedule—ranked 123rd in the nation—that Drexel came out of 4-8.
Then, entering conference play, the Dragons looked to start fresh and still make a run in the conference. But, it was Northeastern who started off CAA play on fire at 8-0 while Drexel slumped to an 0-3 beginning in the league.
However, behind a healthier Damion Lee and a solid Frantz Massenat, the Dragons were able to win four of their next five games and jumped back right back into the thick of the CAA standings.
But, things immediately turned sour for Drexel following their impressive 58-54 road victory over George Mason, as the Dragons dropped two-straight games that included a 12-point defeat at home to the previously 0-10 Old Dominion Monarchs.
With that, Drexel somehow responded, snapped their mini-losing streak with a double-digit victory over the visiting James Madison Dukes, Sunday, who had entered the day as the 2-seed in the CAA Tourney.
Now, the Drexel Dragons are back at 6-6 in the conference and are still within striking distance of attaining a 3 or 4-seed in the upcoming Richmond CAA Tournament. Earning a 3-seed would matchup the Dragons with either Hofstra or William & Mary instead of forcing them to play the 4-seed.
However, with a team that’s been so inconsistent on both the offensive and defensive ends, it’s impossible to predict how Drexel will finish the final stretch of the 2012-2013 regular season.
With that, how can we not ask, who exactly are the Drexel Dragons?