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Drexel 52, Delaware 49

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Sam McMahon's only field goal of the game,
a baseline shot from just within the 3-point mark, lifted Delaware
past Drexel 52-49 in a first-round game of the Colonial Athletic
Association tournament on Friday.

The Blue Hens (9-20) advanced to play top-seeded N.C.-Wilmington
in Saturday's first quarterfinals game. With their eighth loss in
the last 11 games, the Dragons finished 15-16.

There were five ties and eight lead changes in the second half,
and the biggest lead for either team was four points. Following
McMahon's basket, Frank Elegar missed a short jumper for the
Dragons. Henry Olawoye's free throw then gave Delaware a 52-49
lead. Scott Rodgers missed a 3-pointer and Bashir Mason could not
get off a shot at the buzzer for the Dragons.

The teams combined for 43 turnovers. Drexel shot just 28.8
percent for the game and missed 23-of-31 second-half attempts.

Rulon Washington and Harding Nana each had 16 points for the
Blue Hens. Washington was 4-for-4 on 3-point attempts. Elegar led
the Dragons with 11 points and Mason added 10.