Small Conference Game of the Day – January 14

TOWSON AT DREXEL, 7:00 PM Eastern, Regional TV

The SCGD heads to Philadelphia tonight for an important battle in the Colonial Athletic Association.  Towson was one of the more incredible stories last season, improving from a 1-31 record in 2012 to 18-13 last year under head coach Pat Skerry.  This lead many people, yours truly included, to believe that they would win the CAA this year.  At the moment, the Tigers stand at 10-6 overall and 1-0 in CAA play — a respectable record, though to date they have not played like the best team in the league.  That can all change tonight if they can score the road win at Drexel.

Drexel enters tonight’s game at 9-6 overall and 1-1 in CAA play, having already lost a game at William & Mary.  Nonconference wins over Rutgers, Alabama and Cleveland State had this team looking, at one point, as if it could run through conference play.  As seems typical with the Dragons every season though, they have come back down to earth.  With Towson, William & Mary and Delaware all right there in the rankings, this should be a fun and competitive conference season.  And as seems to be the case every year in the CAA, the conference tournament could be wide open for anyone to take the league’s only bid.

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