Chris Fouch paced the Dragons’ fiery first half, scoring 16 points on 6 for 14 shooting from the field. Frantz Massenat added 9 in the half for the Dragons who shot 36.4 percent from the field in the first half.
Arizona was ice-cold in the first half, shooting just 26.1 percent. The Wildcats were also plagued by turnovers early, coughing up the ball 10 times in the first half, compared to just 2 turnovers for the Dragons.
The Wildcats would emerge from the locker room looking like a different team. Arizona picked up it’s shooting and cut down the turnovers, as they closed in on Drexel. The Dragons and Wildcats battled back-and-forth in the second half, trading leads. In the end, Arizona proved too much for Drexel, as the Dragons fell 66-62, but not before proving yet again that they are capable of hanging with top-flight teams.
Fouch finished the game with 29 points for the Dragons, while Massenat finished with 17. The Dragons suffered a blow when Damion Lee exited midway through the second half, which seemed to suck the air out of the Drexel squad.
Arizona received solid guard play in the game, as Nick Johnson scored 20 points and T.J. McConnell 11. Kaleb Tarczewski scored 15 and grabbed 10 boards and Aaron Gordon notched a double-double as well for the Wildcats with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
The Dragons, 3-2, will return to action December 4, as they face Cleveland State.
By: Kyle Babcock
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