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3-pointer in final minute gives Drexel win over Houston in Paradise Jam

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3-pointer in final minute gives Drexel win over Houston in Paradise Jam

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LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Tramaine Isabell scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Sammy Mojica hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds to go as Drexel edged Houston 84-80 on Friday in the relocated Paradise Jam.

It was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in Lynchburg due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Cougars missed a 3-pointer and Troy Harper made two free throws with seven seconds left to secure the win for the Dragons (2-1).

Rob Gray poured in a career-high 37 points for the Cougars (1-1), including a pair of baskets in the final two minutes that gave Houston the lead.

Gray scored 23 points in the first half, including four free throws in a late 8-0 run, and Houston took a 45-38 lead. The Dragons scored the first six points of the second half, fell behind by 10 and did not take the lead until two Harper free throws capped a 6-0 run that made it 77-76.

Isabell, a junior transfer from Missouri, had his first double-figure rebounding game and was one point shy of the career-high he set in the season opener.

Kurk Lee had 16 points, Mojica 16 and Harper 11, going 9 for 9 from the line, for Drexel. The Dragons went 15 of 17 from the line in the second half, finishing 21 of 31. Houston made 11 of 22 free throws.

Isabell's 29 points not enough for Drexel

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Isabell's 29 points not enough for Drexel

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Justin Wright-Foreman scored 22 of his 32 points in the second half, Eli Pemberton and Rokas Gustys had double-doubles and Hofstra pulled away in the second half to beat Drexel 88-76 on Saturday.

Wright-Foreman buried four 3-pointers and added six assists and five rebounds for the Pride (17-11, 10-6 Colonial Athletic Association). Gustys posted his third straight double-double and 13th of the season with 10 points and 17 rebounds, while Pemberton had 16 points and 10 boards for his first this season.

Drexel (11-18, 5-11) , which has lost four straight, led 34-32 at halftime, but Desure Buie scored five in an 8-0 run to begin the second half as Hofstra moved in front 40-34 and never relinquished the lead. Wright-Foreman's 3-pointer pushed the lead to double digits 4 1/2 minutes after intermission. Tramaine Isabell hit a jumper to cut Drexel's deficit to 69-66 with five minutes left, but Wright-Foreman scored nine over the next 2 1/2 minutes to put the game out of reach.

Isabell topped the Dragons with 29 points.

Drexel blown away by College of Charleston

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Drexel blown away by College of Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jarrell Brantley scored 30 points, Nick Harris added 21, both career highs, and College of Charleston rolled to an 89-67 win over Drexel on Saturday for its eighth-straight win.

Grant Riller added 16 points for the Cougars (20-6, 11-3 Colonial Athletic Association), who won their 15th straight at home and avenged an earlier overtime loss at Drexel.

Brantley had eight points, including a 3-pointer and a 3-point play, in a 15-0 run that put the Cougars up 71-56 with 7:50 to play. The Dragons missed five straight shots with three turnovers.

Brantley was 12-of-18 shooting, making all four of his 3-pointers. Harris was 9-of-10 and Riller 7-of-11. The Cougars shot 55 percent (37 of 67) and had 16 assists with just one turnover.

Tramaine Isabell had 17 points for the Dragons (11-16, 5-9), whose previous five games were decided by three points or less, four of them wins.