HARRISONBURG, Va. — Dwight Wilson scored 20 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds and James Madison defeated Drexel 71-69 on Thursday night.
Wilson was 9-of-11 shooting with the Dukes (11-15, 4-9 Colonial Athletic Association) shooting 57 percent. Stuckey Mosley added 15 points.
Trailing by eight with under a minute to go, Drexel scored seven straight points, capped by Camren Wynter's 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining. Darius Banks made two free throws with three seconds left for a three-point lead. Drexel's Troy Harper went to the line with 1.9 left, made the first free throw and missed the second with the ball going out of bounds to Drexel with 0.8 remaining. However, the inbounds pass was knocked away as time ran out.
JMU used a 23-7 run in building a 15-point in the first half before Drexel (12-15, 6-8) cut it to nine at the break. JMU was ahead by 12 with 5:14 left in the game before the Dragons rallied.
Alihan Demir scored 23 points, 15 in the second half, and James Butler had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Drexel.
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.