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).
Austin Williams slammed home the winning points on a dunk with 13 seconds left to play and then blocked a shot at the other end as Drexel held on for a 68-67 win over Lafayette Wednesday night.
Tramaine Isabell led the Dragons, who were playing their first home game since Nov. 13, with 19 points and Williams added 15plus 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Alihan Demir and Sammy Mojica scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Lafayette, playing a fifth straight road game, took the 67-66 lead when Justin Jaworski scored and was fouled, converting the 3-point play. Isabell missed a 3-point attempt on Drexel's next possession but Mojica rebounded and dished to Williams for the slam.
Williams blocked a Jaworski jump shot with six seconds remaining and the Leopards missed twice more as time expired.
The win ended a three-game skid for Drexel (3-4). Lafayette (0-6) has lost its last two games by a combined five points. Jaworski scored 24 and Matt Klinewski 17.
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- De'Antae McMurray scored 23 points, including the winning jumper with 15 seconds left, Drexel turned the ball over on its final two possessions and Drake held on for a 90-88 win in double overtime in the third place game of the relocated Paradise Jam on Sunday.
Tramaine Isabell, who scored 32 for Drexel, was called for traveling after McMurray's basket. McMurray then missed a pair of free throws with five seconds left, but he made up for it with a steal before the Dragons got off a final shot.
McMurray had a 3-point play in the middle of a 7-0 run that put the Bulldogs up 88-85 with 47 seconds left. But Sammy Mojica, who opened the second overtime with a 3, hit one at 41 seconds to tie the game.
Nick McGlynn had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Graham Wood had 13 points as six players scored in double figures for Drake (3-1).
Kurk Lee had 21 points for Drexel (2-3) and Austin Williams had 14 rebounds.
The tournament was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in Lynchburg due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.