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Final

Ball State 51

(4-3, 2-2 away)

Drexel 56

(7-5, 2-0 CAA)

    7:30 PM ET, December 20, 2005

    John A Daskalakis Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    BALL 27 2451
    DREX 31 2556

    Top Performers

    Ball State: J. Mills 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Drexel: F. Elegar 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

    Drexel 56, Ball State 51

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dominick Mejia led four players in double figures with 14 points and hit four 3-pointers to lead Drexel to a 56-51 win over Ball State on Tuesday night.

    The Dragons (7-5) won their fourth straight game.

    Bashir Mason sealed the win with a steal, a drive down the court and a layup to put the Dragons ahead 54-48 with 27 seconds left.

    Mason scored 13 points for Drexel. Frank Elegar and Randy Hampton each added 10 points for the Dragons.

    Ball State (4-3) only trailed 45-43 after a dunk by Charles Bass with 7:08 remaining in the game. But the Cardinals failed to score over the next 4:14.

    The Cardinals shot only 34 percent from the field. After leading by as many as seven in the first half, Ball State went scoreless for a stretch of 6:19.

    Drexel took advantage as they scored 13 straight points. Hampton capped off the run with a 3-pointer to give the Dragons a 25-19 lead with 4:18 remaining. Drexel never trailed from that point on.

    Skip Mills hit a 3-pointer with 2:25 left in the first half to tie the game at 27-27, but Drexel scored the final four points of the half to lead 31-27 at halftime.

    Mills led the Cardinals with a game-high 18 points. Maurice Acker added 12 points for Ball State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BALL
    DREX
    Points 51 56
    FG Made-Attempted 19-56 (.339) 20-46 (.435)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 9-16 (.563)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 7

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