Now that UNCW canned McGrath, we can assume Louis Rowe is the next man up (or down) in the CAA. It is hard to fathom how he has done so little with the talent he has. This is his fourth year. He now has all his own players. He had four starters returning, including stud guard Matt Lewis. There is enough talent to win the conference. That will not happen.
Rowe’s teams do not run good offense. That is saying it nicely. They have enough talent to win in Old Dominion, a feat that is rarely accomplished. They also lost at home to Coppin St, 94-78, a feat that should never happen. They began conference by taking Hofstra to the wire. Since then, they have two wins: both over lowly UNCW, the latter coming in a terrific spot and with UNCW missing a starter.
Drexel finds itself in a must win situation, if they want any chance to avoid the play in round. I would not be surprised if William and Mary collapsed. There are no dominant teams in the league. It is not impossible.
Drexel led virtually the entire game in Harrisonburg. They never led by more than nine, but it never felt like they would lose. James Madison is off their best performance in conference. Given the athletes they possess, they are obviously a dangerous team. Typically teams that lose at home, perform well in the road rematch. If JMU has gained confidence from their last performance, this is a tricky one for Drexel. This is make or break time for Drexel. Sadly, I think the latter.
JMU 72 Drexel 69