Northeastern-Drexel preview: Dragons try to take down conference leader

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Drexel’s Tramaine Isabell splitting Elon defenders Sheldon Eberhardt (left) and Karolis Kundrotas on Thursday night.

Northeastern at Drexel

Saturday, 2 p.m. at Daskalakis Center

Livestream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/drexel/

Coaches: Zach Spiker, second season at Drexel (17-37); Bill Coen, 12th season at Northeastern (192-183).

Series: Drexel leads,  38-21.

Last meeting: Maxime Boursiquot came off the bench with a career game of 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Huskies won, 92-75, last season in Boston. Guard Sammy Mojica scored 18 for Drexel.

The latest: The Dragons (8-14, 2-7) ended a five-game losing streak Thursday with an 83-79 victory over Elon.  Junior Tramaine Isabell became the first Drexel player in nearly three decades to score 40 points. He had seven three-pointers and six rebounds.  The Dragons hit a season-high 12 three-pointers and, more importantly, committed just six turnovers – their second-lowest total of the season and half their average. Isabell ranks second in the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring at 19.8 ppg. Northeastern (14-7, 7-2) has won four straight to take sole possession of first place in the Colonial Athletic Association. Bolden Brace, Vasa Pusica and Anthony Green had double-doubles to lead the Huskies to an 81-67 win at Hofstra on Thursday.  Northeastern committed 22 turnovers but limited Hofstra to 39.9 percent shooting. Pusica leads the Huskies with averages of 15.8 points and 4.8 assists.