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.
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).