LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Tramaine Isabell scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Sammy Mojica hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds to go as Drexel edged Houston 84-80 on Friday in the relocated Paradise Jam.
It was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in Lynchburg due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The Cougars missed a 3-pointer and Troy Harper made two free throws with seven seconds left to secure the win for the Dragons (2-1).
Rob Gray poured in a career-high 37 points for the Cougars (1-1), including a pair of baskets in the final two minutes that gave Houston the lead.
Gray scored 23 points in the first half, including four free throws in a late 8-0 run, and Houston took a 45-38 lead. The Dragons scored the first six points of the second half, fell behind by 10 and did not take the lead until two Harper free throws capped a 6-0 run that made it 77-76.
Isabell, a junior transfer from Missouri, had his first double-figure rebounding game and was one point shy of the career-high he set in the season opener.
Kurk Lee had 16 points, Mojica 16 and Harper 11, going 9 for 9 from the line, for Drexel. The Dragons went 15 of 17 from the line in the second half, finishing 21 of 31. Houston made 11 of 22 free throws.
Troy Harper had 22 points and Drexel overcame an early 18-point deficit to defeat James Madison 73-68 on Saturday.
Stuckey Mosley, who led James Madison with 25 points and seven rebounds, scored 11 points as the Dukes opened a 22-4 lead nearly eight minutes into the game. Nearly as sudden, Drexel stormed back to lead 33-31 at halftime as Harper scored 11 points and Trevor John six in the 29-9 outburst.
Drexel led throughout the second half and by as many as 12 points, 65-53, inside of four minutes to go.
John had 15 points and six rebounds for Drexel (10-11, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Conference). Camren Wynter added 14 points and James Butler had 9 points with 16 rebounds.
Matt Lewis added 21 points for the Dukes (9-11, 2-5).
There were only 11 bench points -- six by James Madison and five by Drexel.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Devontae Cacok scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season and UNC Wilmington beat Drexel 97-83 on Saturday.
Ty Gadsden and Jeantal Cylla scored 20 points apiece, Jay Estime' added 11 and Kai Toews dished 13 assists for the Seahawks (8-7, 3-1 Northeast Conference), who scored 24 points off of 11 turnovers and made 11 of 25 3-pointers.
Gadsden's 4-point play put the Seahawks up for good 53-51 and UNCW pulled ahead by 14, 76-62, after a 15-4 run. Drexel cut it to eight on Troy Harper's layup with 1:03 left, but the Seahawks outscored them 8-2 from there.
Kurk Lee scored 19 points with five 3s for the Dragons (8-11, 2-4). James Butler scored a career-high 17 and grabbed 10 rebounds and Harper also scored 17. Camren Winter made eight assists.