Mike Morsell scored 31 points -- including the last eight in overtime -- and Towson erased an 18-point, second-half deficit to beat Drexel 94-91 on Thursday night.
Morsell tied it at 89 with a 3-pointer in overtime and immediately followed with another to put Towson up for good. Tramaine Isabell, who scored 32 points, brought Drexel within a point with two foul shots with 53 seconds to go before Morsell buried a jumper 21 seconds later. Isabell made 1 of 2 free throws with 25 seconds to go and missed a short shot as time expired.
Kurk Lee's 3 with 11 minutes remaining gave the Dragons a 67-49 lead before Towson went on a 34-14 blitz that ended when Morsell again scored the final eight points for the Tigers. Lee missed a 3 for a chance to win with four seconds left.
Overall, Morsell scored 16 points in a four-minute span. Zane Martin scored 25 for Towson (17-9, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association) and Eddie Keith scored 19.
Lee scored 20 for Drexel (11-15, 5-8) and Alihan Demir scored 18.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Tramaine Isabell scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists to help Drexel slip past William & Mary for a 91-79 win Saturday.
Drexel (11-14, 5-7 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed most of the game but stayed close, overtaking William & Mary for good on Alihan Demir's layup with 3:44 remaining to go up 72-71. The Dragons then scored 11 of the next 13 points and hung on.
Kurk Lee added 22 points for Drexel, which got 20 assists on its 32 baskets and finished with 62 percent shooting, including 11 for 22 from long range. Sammy Mojica and Lee finished with 12 points apiece and Austin Williams had 10 as the Dragons extended their win streak to four.
William & Mary (15-8, 8-4) entered the game tied for first with Charleston atop the conference standings. David Cohn led the Tribe with 26 points, including 10 for 10 shooting at the free throw line, and nine assists. Justin Pierce added 15 points, Matt Milon had 12 and Nathan Knight 11.
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.