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.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Joe Chealey scored 22 points and top-seeded Charleston defeated No. 8 seed Drexel 66-59 on Sunday to advance to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinals.
Charleston (24-7) will play the winner of Sunday's Towson-William & Mary game on Monday.
Grant Riller added 17 points in surpassing 1,000 in his career and Jarrell Brantley had 12 points and 11 rebounds, his 21st career double-double, for the Cougars, who shared the regular-season title with Northeastern but got the No. 1 seed by virtue of a season sweep of the Huskies.
Trailing by nine, Chealey hit a pair of 3-pointers to start a 20-5 run to take a 59-53 lead with 2:38 remaining. The Dragons (13-20) were within four with a minute to go but Riller hit a 3-pointer and Chealey two free throws to go up nine.
Kurk Lee scored 15 points, Tramaine Isabell had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Austin Williams 12 points for Drexel.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Tramaine Isabell scored 12 of his 24 points in the last four minutes to help No. 8 seed Drexel beat ninth-seeded James Madison 70-62 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Saturday.
Drexel (13-19), which had lost six of their last seven conference tournament games before beating the Dukes, will move on to face top-seeded Charleston (23-7) in a Sunday quarterfinal.
James Madison had a 55-54 lead with 4:20 to play. The Dragons closed on a 16-7 run, including an 8-0 stretch from Isabell. Ramone Snowden's 3-pointer pulled the Dukes to 64-60 before Isabell hit four straight free throws to make it 68-60 with 31 seconds left.
Sammy Mojica added 11 points and Austin Williams had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Drexel.
Matt Lewis made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points on 3-of-15 shooting for James Madison (10-22).