PHILADELPHIA -- Alihan Demir had 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to help Drexel beat UNC Wilmington 69-57 on Thursday night.
The Dragons (12-13, 6-6 Colonial Athletic Association) took the lead for good on Coletrane Washington's 3-pointer with 9:53 left in the game. That sparked an 8-0 run to make it 53-46 for Drexel. Three times, the Seahawks (8-17, 4-8) closed the gap to five, but Drexel pulled away for good with a 10-4 run in the final 3 1/2 minutes.
James Butler had his fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 15 rebounds and Trevor John added 14 points with four 3-pointers for the Dragons. John improved his season total from the arc to 83, moving him alone in sixth place in the Drexel record book. Dominic Mejia (2005-06) holds the record with 92 3-pointers.
Weathers lifts Duquesne past Radford 71-49
Marcus Weathers had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Duquesne to a 71-49 win over Radford on Saturday, the Dukes' ninth straight victory to open the season.
Tyree leads Rebels past Middle Tennessee 82-64
Breein Tyree scored a career high 34 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Ole Miss to an 82-64 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday.
Jones lifts Coastal Carolina over NC Central 91-71
DeVante Jones had 19 points and 10 assists to lead Coastal Carolina to a 91-71 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday.