BALTIMORE — Chuck Champion scored 21 points and Cam Gregory grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds as Loyola of Maryland came back from a 12-day break for final exams to tame Drexel, 66-62 on Thursday night.
The game marked the 10th meeting between the schools and first since 2010, and the win snapped a three-game losing streak to the Dragons and ended the Greyhounds five-game losing string.
Champion was 8 of 15 from the field and perfect on four shots from behind the 3-point arc. Loyola shot 25 of 52 from the floor as a team (48.1 percent), including 5 of 10 from distance.
The Dragons came into the game looking for a fifth win in their last seven games in their final nonconference game before opening Colonial Athletic Association play December 30 at Elon.
Kurk Lee led Drexel (6-7) with 20 points.
The Greyhounds (2-8) complete their nonconference schedule Saturday when they play at Memphis.
Rokas Gustys scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down 16 rebounds and Hofstra held off Drexel 91-86 on Saturday.
Gustys reached the 10-rebound mark for the 64th time in his career and posted his 42nd career double-double. Justin Wright-Foreman, the Colonial Athletic Association's top scorer, added 20 to notch his 40th straight game in double figures, the nation's fifth-longest streak. Eli Pemberton added 19 for the Pride, who shot 61 percent.
Gustys had a basket and Pemberton a 3-pointer to give Hofstra (11-7, 4-2) a five-point lead with 15 minutes left. Gustys scored six points in a 12-1 run that extended the lead to 13, 68-55, with 9:43 to go.
The Dragons (7-12, 1-5) charged back late, getting within 86-84 with 38 seconds left on Tramaine Isabel's bucket but the Pride then made 5 of 6 free throws.
Isabell finished with 25 points and Sammy Mojica, who reached 1,000 career points, matched his career high with 22.
David Cohn tied his season high with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Nathan Knight finished with a double-double to propel William & Mary to an 85-63 victory over Drexel on Sunday.
Cohn knocked down 4 of 5 from 3-point range as the Tribe (11-4, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) shot 45.5 percent (10 of 22) from distance. Knight scored 19 and grabbed 13 rebounds as William & Mary controlled the boards 41-30. The Tribe outscored Drexel 21-6 on second-chance points and won for the 10th time in 12 games.
William & Mary sank half of its 32 shots, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range, and used a 13-0 run to take 45-34 lead into halftime. The Tribe pushed their lead to 20 midway through the second half and hit cruise control from there.
Alihan Demir and Tramaine Isabell scored 14 apiece to pace the Dragons (7-10, 1-3).