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Drexel swats away JMU's comeback bid

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Drexel swats away JMU's comeback bid

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Troy Harper scored 17 points and Sammy Mojica added 16 as Drexel outlasted James Madison 76-74 on Thursday night.

The Dragons (10-14, 4-7 Colonial Athletic Association) also received double-digit contributions from Kurk Lee (14 points) and Austin Williams (11 points) in the win over the Dukes (6-18, 2-9). Williams and Lee played hero for Drexel in the final seconds, with Lee making two free throws with 6.2 seconds left and Williams rejecting a Stuckey Mosley layup at the buzzer to seal the Dragons' win.

Drexel took command early, taking advantage of the Dukes missing 10 of their first 11 shots to jump out to a 9-2 lead. The Dragons held a 30-22 advantage at halftime. In the period, JMU missed all 10 of its 3-pointers.

Both teams saw more success shooting the ball in the second half, with each hitting over 57 percent of its shots after the break. JMU used 10 Drexel turnovers to get back in it. Matt Lewis' layup tied it at 74 with just 27 seconds left, before Lee and Williams sealed the victory.

Matt Lewis finished with 26 points, while Mosley scored 22 for the Dukes.

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.