LORETTO, Pa. -- Samme Givens scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Drexel defeated St. Francis (Pa.) 61-59 on Saturday.
Givens was 8 of 8 from the field as the Dragons (8-1) shot 46.3 percent for the game (19 of 41). It was the sixth straight win for Drexel, which came off a 52-46 victory over No. 20 Louisville on Dec. 14.
The Dragons trailed 43-40 midway through the second half but went on a 16-6 run to pull away. Givens' layup gave Drexel a 56-49 lead with 2:58 to play.
Drexel, which is outrebounding opponents by more than 14 a game, won the battle of the boards 36-22 and had 11 second-chance points against the Red Flash (2-9).