Jordon Talley hit a jumper with seconds to go to lift UNC Wilmington to an 83-82 win over Drexel on Saturday in a regular season closer for both teams.
The Seahawks (10-20, 7-11 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed 82-81 with eight seconds left when Talley hit the winning bucket. Drexel's Kurk Lee missed a layup at the other end and Austin Williams failed to make the second-chance shot.
The Seahawks are battling with Elon for the sixth spot in the CAA standings, which carries with it an opening-round bye to next weekend's tournament. Elon finishes its regular season at home against James Madison on Monday.
Ty Taylor II led UNCW with 23 points, Talley finished with 21 points, Devontae Cacok added 16 points and 21 rebounds and Jaylen Fornes had 12 points.
Tramaine Isabell scored 29 points with eight rebounds for the Dragons (12-19, 6-12), who set a new Division I comeback record Thursday night with a 34-point rally to beat Delaware 85-83.
Zach Walton came off the bench to score 22 points with seven rebounds and Drexel edged Abilene Christian 86-83 in overtime on Sunday.
James Butler picked up his second straight double-double for the Dragons (2-1) with 13 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Sam Green added 11 points. Camren Wynter had six assists.
Payten Ricks scored a career-high 29 points and had five steals for the Wildcats (1-1). Clay Gayman scored a career-high 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor.
Drexel won the rebound battle 45-22, but Abilene Christian forced 24 turnovers while committing only nine.
Jordan Roland had 26 points as Northeastern easily defeated Drexel 90-66 on Saturday. Vasa Pusica added 21 points for the Huskies. Pusica also had nine rebounds for the Huskies.
Anthony Green had 14 points and nine rebounds for Northeastern (20-10, 14-4 Colonial Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. Bolden Brace added nine rebounds.
Northeastern totaled 53 second-half points, a season best for the team.
Camren Wynter had 19 points and eight assists for the Dragons (13-18, 7-11). Alihan Demir added 14 points and nine rebounds. Trevor John had 11 points.
The Huskies improve to 2-0 against the Dragons this season. Northeastern defeated Drexel 93-83 on Dec. 28. The Huskies and the Dragons next take the floor in the Colonial Athletic Conference Tournament.