Drexel escapes with a 53-49 win over Towson

Drexel escapes with a 53-49 win over Towson

Published Feb. 10, 2015 8:23 p.m. ET

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Damion Lee scored 23 points, including two game-sealing free throws with four seconds left, as Drexel held on to beat Towson 53-49 on Tuesday to win its sixth straight.

Towson's A.J. Astroth hit a 3-pointer from the corner, and after a Drexel turnover, made a fast-break layup to pull Towson within 46-44 with 3:33 left. But Drexel scored the next five points for a 51-44 lead with 25 seconds left. After Towson scored the next five, Lee sealed it at the line.

Rodney Williams added 10 points for Drexel (10-14, 8-5 Colonial Athletic Association).

Lee had 15 points in the first half as Drexel built a 29-17 lead. The Dragons held Towson to 7-of-33 shooting (21.2 percent).


Four McGlynn led Towson (11-15, 4-9) with 14 points. John Davis grabbed 12 rebounds as the Tigers had a 46-26 rebounding advantage, 23-6 on the offensive end.

Towson went on a 13-4 run, with scoring from five different players, to cut its deficit to 33-30.