HARRISONBURG, Va. — Ryan Daly scored 19 points and the winning basket with 14 seconds to play and Delaware rallied from seven points down to beat James Madison 61-60 on Saturday and win its third straight.
Matt Lewis' layup sparked an 11-4 run for a 60-53 Dukes lead with 3:06 left to play. Daly hit two free throws and Delaware closed to 60-59 with 48 seconds left on layups by Ryan Allen and Anthony Mosely. Daly scored a contested jumper off a defensive rebound and Stuckey Mosely missed a jumper with 2 seconds to play.
The game featured 16 lead changes and 11 ties, with neither team leading by more than seven points.
Allen scored 14 points, Anthony Mosely 11 and Eric Carter 9 with 13 rebounds for Delaware (11-8, 4-2 Colonial Athletic League), which shot 36.8 percent from the floor.
Delaware led 27-26 on Allen's jumper, but Stuckey Mosely's two free throws put James Madison up 28-27 at halftime.
Stuckey Mosely scored 17 points with a career-high seven rebounds and Matt Lewis had 14 points for James Madison (4-15, 0-6), which has lost seven straight.
NEWARK, Del. — Kevin Anderson hit two free throws in the final seconds to preserve a slim Delaware advantage in a 76-75 win over Drexel on Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Hens (14-8, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association) had a wide lead through most of the second half but Drexel rallied late, closing to 74-72 with 12 seconds to play. Anderson's free throws pushed it to 76-72 just before Drexel's Trevor John hit a 3-pointer for the final margin.
Ryan Allen led the scoring for Delaware with 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting including four from distance. Ithiel Horton added 19 points and Anderson finished with 16 points and five rebounds. Eric Carter turned in a team-high 13 rebounds and five assists.
Delaware led 44-33 at the break and stretched it to 58-45 on a Collin Goss 3-pointer early in the second half. A Carter dunk had the Blue Hens leading 35-20 with 4:40 remaining before the Dragons (10-12, 4-5) began their rally.
Troy Harper scored 16 points and John finished with 15 for Drexel.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Ryan Daly scored 23 points, Eric Carter added 20 and 11 rebounds and No. 7 seed Delaware held off 10th-seeded Elon 86-79 Saturday night in the opening round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.
Delaware (14-18) will play No. 2 seed Northeastern (21-9) in a Sunday quarterfinal.
Dmitri Thompson scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half and pulled Elon to within 82-77 with his fourth 3-pointer with 37 seconds left. Thompson missed another trey eight seconds later and Delaware made 4 of 6 free throws to hold on.
The Blue Hens shot 57 percent for the game (59 in the second half) and outscored Elon 44-32 in the paint. Ryan Allen added 14 points and Anthony Mosely 13.
Tyler Seibring and Steven Santa Ana each scored 15 for Elon (14-18).