Houston to take on Drexel in opener of Paradise Jam

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Drexel was 9-23 last year and 309th in RPI. Coogs should roll in this one.

• Drexel brings a 1-1 record into Friday’s Paradise Jam First Round.
• Dragons claimed a 95-81 win over Arcadia University at home on Monday night.
• Against Arcadia, junior guard Tramaine Isabell came off the bench to post a game-high 22 points, thanks to 11-of-13 shooting from the free throw line… Also added six rebounds with five assists and three steals.
• Junior guard Troy Harper posted 17 points with a team-high eight rebounds, while guard Kurk Lee added 14 points with four rebounds… Guard Sammy Mojica totaled 13 points with four rebounds and five assists, and forward Austin Williams finished with 10 points, three rebounds and three blocks.
• This season, Isabell leads Drexel with 22.0 points and 5.0 assists per game… Mojica stands second with 15.0 points and 3.5 assists per game… Williams rank third with 14.0 points per game but leads the Dragons with 7.5 rebounds per contest… Harper and Lee are tied for fourth on the team with 12.5 points per game.
• Head Coach Zach Spiker is in his second season at Drexel and his ninth as a collegiate head coach.
• Has compiled a 112-136 record during his career… Is 10-24 during his tenure at Drexel.
• Spiker built a 111-135 record at Army West Point (2009-16). • Friday’s game will be the first time that Spiker has faced Houston during his career.
• 2000 graduate of Ithaca.

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