PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- James Butler scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds and Drexel beat Niagara 72-64 on Friday night.
Niagara led 32-31 at halftime and lead changed hands for most of the second half until Butler's three-point play with 8:55 left put the Dragons ahead 49-48. The play sparked a 14-2 Dragons run and they led the rest of the way.
Mate Okros had 11 points for Drexel (1-1), T.J. Bickerstaff scored 10 and Camren Wynter distributed nine assists.
Drexel matches up against Abilene Christian at home on Sunday. Niagara plays Rutgers on the road on Sunday.
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