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

Saturday’s quarterfinals.

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

final 3:06.

Curtis finished with 19 points and Julius Wells had 18.