CAA basketball tournament roundup (March 4): Drexel outlasts Elon, 57-56

CAA basketball tournament roundup (March 4): Drexel outlasts Elon, 57-56
Baltimore, MD 102114 Photo by Matt Hazlett Commissioner Tom Yeager of the Colonial Athletic Association speaks during the CAA media day at The Center Club in Baltimore on Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014 No Mags, No Sales, No Internet, No TV (Matt Hazlett / BALTIMORE SUN)

Terrell Allen made a pull-up jumper with 25 seconds left to give Drexel a 57-56 victory over Elon on Friday night in a Colonial Athletic Association tournament opener at Royal Farms Arena.

Tavon Allen hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points to lead the ninth-seeded Dragons (6-24, 3-15), who move on to face top-seeded Hofstra today. Terrell Allen finished with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting.


Luke Eddy had 11 points for No. 8 seed Elon (16-16, 7-11). Eddy split a pair of free throws to give the Phoenix its last lead, 56-55, with 56 seconds remaining. Allen made his jump shot from the foul line, and then Eddy missed a jumper and Sammy Mojica grabbed the rebound with eight seconds to play to seal the win.

The Dragons have won three of four since ending an 11-game skid.

College of Charleston 67, Delaware 63: Payton Hulsey scored 18 points and Cameron Johnson blocked a potential game-tying field goal with three seconds left to lead the seventh-seeded Cougars (17-13, 9-10) over the 10th-seeded Blue Hens (7-23, 2-17).

Kory Holden had a game-high 30 points and Skye Johnson added 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting from the field for Delaware. Only five players scored for the Blue Hens.

Evan Bailey and Jarrell Brantley scored 13 points apiece for Charleston, which finished with 14 steals.



•No.1 Hofstra vs. Drexel, noon

•No.4 James Madison vs. No.5 William & Mary, 2:30p.m.

•No.2 UNCW vs. Col. of Charleston, 6p.m.

•No.3 Towson vs. No.6 Northeastern, 8:30p.m.

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