Rhode Island 74, Drexel 68
Delroy James scored 33 points to lead Rhode Island to a 74-68 victory over Drexel on Wednesday night.
It was the second career 30-point game for James, who entered the game averaging 19 points.
The Rams (4-2) used an 11-2 run, thanks to nine points from James, to take a 53-43 lead with 10 minutes to play in the game. Akeem Richmond's 3-pointer gave Rhode Island a 62-49 advantage with 6:41 remaining.
Drexel (2-1) cut the lead to 69-64 with 1:08 to go, but the Rams made five free throws in the final minute and the Dragons missed a pair.
Marquis Jones scored 11 points and Will Martell had 10 points for Rhode Island.
Gerald Colds scored a season-high 17 points and Samme Givens had his second double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Drexel. Dartaye Ruffin added 14 points for the Dragons.