Despite trailing by as many as 13 points in the first half, Delaware took charge in the second half. McNeil's free throw with 8:26 left in the game put Delaware ahead 51-37 -- its largest lead of the game.
The Dragons (6-8, 1-1) attempted to rally, tying the game at 56-56 on Gerald Colds' two free throws with 1:39 left to play. But Drexel was unable to take the lead as the Blue Hens pulled ahead for good on Dawson's jumper with 1:17 remaining.
Jamie Harris led the Dragons with 18 points.