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.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Joe Chealey scored 22 points and top-seeded Charleston defeated No. 8 seed Drexel 66-59 on Sunday to advance to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinals.
Charleston (24-7) will play the winner of Sunday's Towson-William & Mary game on Monday.
Grant Riller added 17 points in surpassing 1,000 in his career and Jarrell Brantley had 12 points and 11 rebounds, his 21st career double-double, for the Cougars, who shared the regular-season title with Northeastern but got the No. 1 seed by virtue of a season sweep of the Huskies.
Trailing by nine, Chealey hit a pair of 3-pointers to start a 20-5 run to take a 59-53 lead with 2:38 remaining. The Dragons (13-20) were within four with a minute to go but Riller hit a 3-pointer and Chealey two free throws to go up nine.
Kurk Lee scored 15 points, Tramaine Isabell had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Austin Williams 12 points for Drexel.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Tramaine Isabell scored 12 of his 24 points in the last four minutes to help No. 8 seed Drexel beat ninth-seeded James Madison 70-62 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Saturday.
Drexel (13-19), which had lost six of their last seven conference tournament games before beating the Dukes, will move on to face top-seeded Charleston (23-7) in a Sunday quarterfinal.
James Madison had a 55-54 lead with 4:20 to play. The Dragons closed on a 16-7 run, including an 8-0 stretch from Isabell. Ramone Snowden's 3-pointer pulled the Dukes to 64-60 before Isabell hit four straight free throws to make it 68-60 with 31 seconds left.
Sammy Mojica added 11 points and Austin Williams had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Drexel.
Matt Lewis made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points on 3-of-15 shooting for James Madison (10-22).