Drexel edges Northeastern 49-47

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Samme Givens scored a season-high 16 points as Drexel held off Northeastern 49-47 on Saturday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

The Huskies missed two shots on the game’s final possession, including an attempt at the buzzer.

After Drexel (4-5) scored six points in the final 1:32 of the first half to tie the game at 25, Jamie Harris made two baskets to give the Dragons the lead for good at 29-27 with 16:06 left.

Northeastern (2-4) pulled within 41-40 on a Baptiste Bataille jumper with 4:42 left, but could get no closer.

Evan Neisler hit two free throws to give Drexel a 49-45 edge with a minute left, then Matt Janning hit two foul shots for 49-47 with 49 seconds left. After a Harris turnover, Nkem Ojougboh missed a 15-footer with 5 seconds left and Janning missed a shot as time expired.

Janning finished with 17 points for the Huskies.

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 Top Performers
 Northeastern
Nkem Ojougboh Nkem Ojougboh
4-8,  10 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Drexel
Samme Givens Samme Givens
7-10,  16 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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