James Madison 77, Drexel 65
Denzel Bowles scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half and
11th-seeded James Madison upset Drexel 77-65 on Friday night in the
first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
The Dukes (13-19) will play third-seeded William & Mary in
James Madison’s Pierre Curtis had seven straight points to
ignite an 11-4 run to end the first half. The Dukes took a 33-27
halftime lead behind Curtis’ 15 points.
The Dragons (16-16) shot 29 percent from the floor, missing 9 of
their final 10 shots, while allowing the Dukes to shoot 47.8
Bowles scored six points in the first 3:05 of the second half,
sparking a James Madison spurt which ended with the Dukes leading
The Dukes sealed the win by hitting 10 of 12 free throws in the
Curtis finished with 19 points and Julius Wells had 18.