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).
TOWSON, Md. -- Zane Martin totaled 18 points, five rebounds and four assists and Brian Starr added 16 points and six boards to power Towson to a 90-68 romp over Drexel on Thursday night.
Mike Morsell and Justin Gorham each scored 13 for the Tigers (14-6, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association), while Deshaun Morman scored 12.
Austin Williams topped the Dragons (7-13, 1-6) with 14 points. Tramaine Isabell had 13 points and six rebounds, Kurk Lee chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds and five assists and Alihan Demir scored 10. Drexel has dropped four straight.
Williams scored eight to help Drexel jump out to a 13-5 lead five minutes into the game, but Morman's 3-pointer started an 18-5 run and the Tigers never trailed again. Towson has won four of its last five games.
Towson had a decided advantage at the free-throw line, making 30 of 37 attempts to Drexel's 17-of-20 effort. The Dragons made just 5 of 20 from 3-point range and they were outrebounded 46-25.
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.