WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Jordon Talley had a season-high 24 points with six assists, Devontae Cacok notched his 10th double-double of the season and UNC Wilmington rolled to a 107-87 victory over Drexel on Tuesday night.
Cacok finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Seahawks (4-10, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association), while Jaylen Fornes added a career-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Jeffrey Gary scored 11 and Marcus Bryan chipped in with nine points and nine rebounds for UNC Wilmington, which won the battle of the boards 43-24.
Kurk Lee led the Dragons (6-9, 0-2) with 22 points, while Troy Harper scored 21.
Drexel led 4-0 early, but Talley's 3-pointer sparked a 12-2 run and the Seahawks never trailed again. UNC Wilmington led 57-40 by intermission and quickly pushed its lead to 20 on Fornes' 3-pointer early in the second half. The Seahawks shot 59 percent from the floor.
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).