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Drexel vs Tennessee State: Dragons look to get back on track

Drexel off to a 2-5 start, but Damion Lee and the Dragons will try to turn things around Tuesday night against Tennessee State.

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Drexel has gotten off to a really ugly start to their season, but the 2-5 Dragons can still turn things around if they start playing well, beginning with a matchup Tuesday night against Tennessee State.

The Dragons have lost five of their first seven games, but its not like they've been uncompetitive: their first two games were overtime losses and a four-point loss to Xavier on Nov. 23 isn't embarrassing either. The nine-point loss to Rider Saturday is a little bit worrisome, but struggles were to be expected in the absence of Chris Fouch, the team's leading scorer, after he broke his ankle against Penn. Damion Lee has picked up the slack, averaging 17.4 points in his five games thus far this season.

Tennessee State isn't the most troubling opponent, as the Tigers are out to a 3-5 start with wins against South Alabama, Alabama A&M, and a non-Division I opponent in Fisk. They've played some tough squads, including a Minnesota team now ranked No. 16 in the nation, but haven't looked particularly impressive even against lesser opponents, losing to

The game is at 8 p.m. ET on the road in Nashville with no television viewing options.