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Drexel makes 1st conference win a huge one

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Drexel makes 1st conference win a huge one

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Kurk Lee scored five of his 22 points in overtime and Alihan Demir finished with a career-high 20 points to help Drexel beat College of Charleston 87-82 on Friday night.

Tramaine Isabell and Troy Harper scored 14 points apiece and Austin Williams had 10 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three steals for Drexel (7-9, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association). The Dragons snapped a three-game skid.

Williams had a dunk and Lee hit a 3-pointer as Drexel scored eight of the first 11 points in overtime. Jarrell Brantley had a tip-in putback and a layup 12 seconds apart to trim Charleston's deficit to 83-82 with 26 seconds left, but the Cougars went 0 for 3 from the field while Harper and Lee combined to make 4 of 4 free throws from there to seal it.

Joe Chealey led Charleston (11-4, 2-1) with 22 points and Brantley added 20, on 8-of-14 shooting, with a season-high 10 rebounds.

Drexel led by as many as 11 points in the first half and led 44-34 after a layup by Demir early in the second.

Chealey scored five straight points to cap a 7-0 spurt that gave the Cougars their first lead, 73-71, with 33 seconds left in regulation. Lee sliced into the lane for a layup , and Brantley missed a clean look from 3 at the buzzer, to force overtime.

Drexel disappoints on heels of historic comeback

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Drexel disappoints on heels of historic comeback

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Jordon Talley hit a jumper with seconds to go to lift UNC Wilmington to an 83-82 win over Drexel on Saturday in a regular season closer for both teams.

The Seahawks (10-20, 7-11 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed 82-81 with eight seconds left when Talley hit the winning bucket. Drexel's Kurk Lee missed a layup at the other end and Austin Williams failed to make the second-chance shot.

The Seahawks are battling with Elon for the sixth spot in the CAA standings, which carries with it an opening-round bye to next weekend's tournament. Elon finishes its regular season at home against James Madison on Monday.

Ty Taylor II led UNCW with 23 points, Talley finished with 21 points, Devontae Cacok added 16 points and 21 rebounds and Jaylen Fornes had 12 points.

Tramaine Isabell scored 29 points with eight rebounds for the Dragons (12-19, 6-12), who set a new Division I comeback record Thursday night with a 34-point rally to beat Delaware 85-83.

Drexel — yes, Drexel — pulls off Division I history

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Drexel — yes, Drexel — pulls off Division I history

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Tramaine Isabell posted a double-double and made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to give Drexel a 34-point comeback win over Delaware Thursday night for the largest come-from-behind win in the history of Division I basketball.

Isabell scored 29 points with 12 rebounds and nine assists in the 85-83 victory. Drexel broke a record that stood since Dec. 30, 1950 when Duke beat Tulane 74-72 after trailing by 32.

Jacob Cushing's 3-pointer with 2:36 before halftime gave Delaware a 53-19 lead. From there, Drexel (12-18, 6-11 Colonial Athletic) proceeded to outscore Delaware 66-30 on 58-percent shooting.

Isabell tied it with a 3-point play with 3:50 left. The teams traded jump shots before Darian Bryant fouled Isabell on his 3-point attempt with time winding down. Isabell made 2 of 3 foul shots and Eric Carter's desperation 3-pointer was off as time expired.

Sammy Mojica scored 16 points, Troy Harper 14 and Kurk Lee, 13 for the Dragons.

Ray Allen led Delaware (12-18, 5-12) with 21 points, Ryan Daly, 17, Carter, 15 with 12 rebounds and Anthony Mosley added 14.