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Drexel swats away JMU's comeback bid

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Drexel swats away JMU's comeback bid

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Troy Harper scored 17 points and Sammy Mojica added 16 as Drexel outlasted James Madison 76-74 on Thursday night.

The Dragons (10-14, 4-7 Colonial Athletic Association) also received double-digit contributions from Kurk Lee (14 points) and Austin Williams (11 points) in the win over the Dukes (6-18, 2-9). Williams and Lee played hero for Drexel in the final seconds, with Lee making two free throws with 6.2 seconds left and Williams rejecting a Stuckey Mosley layup at the buzzer to seal the Dragons' win.

Drexel took command early, taking advantage of the Dukes missing 10 of their first 11 shots to jump out to a 9-2 lead. The Dragons held a 30-22 advantage at halftime. In the period, JMU missed all 10 of its 3-pointers.

Both teams saw more success shooting the ball in the second half, with each hitting over 57 percent of its shots after the break. JMU used 10 Drexel turnovers to get back in it. Matt Lewis' layup tied it at 74 with just 27 seconds left, before Lee and Williams sealed the victory.

Matt Lewis finished with 26 points, while Mosley scored 22 for the Dukes.

With Ben Simmons and Kendall Jenner watching, Drexel tops Robert Morris

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With Ben Simmons and Kendall Jenner watching, Drexel tops Robert Morris

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Alihan Demir scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Drexel beat Robert Morris 82-69 on Saturday.

Demir was 6 of 15 from the field for the Dragons (4-4). Troy Harper added 14 points, four rebounds and four assists, Trevor John had 13 points and seven rebounds and James Butler and Camren Wynter scored 11 points apiece.

The Dragons trailed 17-10 early in the first half but rallied 15-7 in the final seven minutes to take a 42-34 lead at halftime.

A dunk by Tim Perry Jr. capped a 14-8 Drexel surge to open the second half, making it 56-42 with 16:56 to play. Robert Morris got as close as 65-54 midway before the Dragons opened it up again on a Butler layup followed by a John 3-pointer for a 70-54 advantage with 8:32 left and they led by double figures the rest of the way.

Josh Williams scored 15 points for the Colonials (4-4).

In the crowd at Daskalakis Athletic Center, Drexel fans spotted NBA All-Star Ben Simmons and model Kendall Jenner.

Drexel's season comes to a screeching halt

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Drexel's season comes to a screeching halt

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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.