Austin Williams slammed home the winning points on a dunk with 13 seconds left to play and then blocked a shot at the other end as Drexel held on for a 68-67 win over Lafayette Wednesday night.
Tramaine Isabell led the Dragons, who were playing their first home game since Nov. 13, with 19 points and Williams added 15plus 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Alihan Demir and Sammy Mojica scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Lafayette, playing a fifth straight road game, took the 67-66 lead when Justin Jaworski scored and was fouled, converting the 3-point play. Isabell missed a 3-point attempt on Drexel's next possession but Mojica rebounded and dished to Williams for the slam.
Williams blocked a Jaworski jump shot with six seconds remaining and the Leopards missed twice more as time expired.
The win ended a three-game skid for Drexel (3-4). Lafayette (0-6) has lost its last two games by a combined five points. Jaworski scored 24 and Matt Klinewski 17.
Dachon Burke scored 25 points with six 3-pointers and Robert Morris made 11 from beyond the arc in beating Drexel 74-60 on Sunday to end the Dragons' three-game win streak.
Koby Thomas scored 21 points with six rebounds for the Colonials (6-4), who led by as many as 20 in winning for the sixth time in its last seven games. Matty McConnell added 10 points, 11 assists and three steals.
Burke opened the game with a 3-pointer and dunk, Jon Williams hit a 3, and the Colonials never trailed. Robert Morris hit seven 3s in the half and led 42-27 at intermission behind 15 points from Burke and 12 from Thomas.
Drexel didn't get within 13 points in the second half, and finished shooting 42 percent from the floor and 4 of 16 from long distance after committing 18 turnovers.
Kurk Lee led Drexel (5-5) with 15 points. Tramaine Isabell scored 12 off the bench, Sammy Mojica added 11, and Austin Williams grabbed 11 rebounds.
Kurk Lee and Sammy Mojica combined for 42 points as Drexel jumped out to an early lead and then held off La Salle for a 72-70 victory on Thursday night.
Drexel (5-4) cruised to a 43-30 halftime advantage before La Salle rallied late. Isiah Deas scored eight straight unanswered points to pull the Explorers to 67-65 with 3:52 remaining in the game.
Lee had a free throw and a layup and Austin Williams added a jumper for a 72-68 lead with 1:40 left. La Salle's B.J. Johnson made two free throws for the final score. Deas missed a 3-point attempt as time expired.
Lee nailed 4 of 5 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points with Mojica adding 19. Austin Williams added 16 points with seven rebounds for Drexel, which had lost three straight before flipping it to a three-game winning streak.
Johnson had has fifth double-double of the year with 21 points and 11 rebounds for La Salle (5-5).