PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alihan Demir scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Drexel beat Robert Morris 82-69 on Saturday.
Demir was 6 of 15 from the field for the Dragons (4-4). Troy Harper added 14 points, four rebounds and four assists, Trevor John had 13 points and seven rebounds and James Butler and Camren Wynter scored 11 points apiece.
The Dragons trailed 17-10 early in the first half but rallied 15-7 in the final seven minutes to take a 42-34 lead at halftime.
A dunk by Tim Perry Jr. capped a 14-8 Drexel surge to open the second half, making it 56-42 with 16:56 to play. Robert Morris got as close as 65-54 midway before the Dragons opened it up again on a Butler layup followed by a John 3-pointer for a 70-54 advantage with 8:32 left and they led by double figures the rest of the way.
Josh Williams scored 15 points for the Colonials (4-4).
In the crowd at Daskalakis Athletic Center, Drexel fans spotted NBA All-Star Ben Simmons and model Kendall Jenner.
Princeton 73, George Washington 52
PRINCETON — Myles Stephens scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Princeton beat George Washington.
Devin Cannady added 16 points and four rebounds for the Tigers (4-2). Richmond Aririguzoh and Jose Morales had 13 points apiece.
Princeton shot 52 percent from the field compared to 34.5 percent for George Washington which made 20 attempts from long range but connected only on three of them (15 percent).
The Tigers took a 24-18 lead on a Cannady 3-pointer late in the first half and led all the way after that, building to a 33-26 advantage at halftime.
The Colonials (1-7) got as close as 48-44 in the second half on a Terry Nolan Jr. 3-point play with 8:34 to play but went four minutes without a field goal after that as the Tigers surged 13-1 for a 61-45 lead with 4:36 left.
DJ Williams scored 17 points for the Colonials. Nolan finished with 11.
Maryland 66, Penn State 59
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Freshman Jalen Smith scored 16 points, Bruno Fernando had 12 points and 13 rebounds and No. 24 Maryland opened Big Ten play by slipping past Penn State.
Anthony Cowan Jr. chipped in with 15 points, including two clutch 3s in the closing minutes. The last of those long-range jumpers, hoisted as the shot-clock expired, made it 64-59 with 34 seconds left.
Maryland (7-1, 1-0) held on to secure a bounce-back victory following a 76-71 loss to No. 4 Virginia earlier in the week.
Coming off a 63-62 upset of No. 13 Virginia Tech on Tuesday, the Nittany Lions (4-3) nearly knocked off another ranked team. They led 31-30 at halftime, erased an eight-point deficit in the second half and gave Maryland all it could handle on its own floor.
Penn State simply couldn’t handle the Terrapins’ inside game. Fernando and Smith were dominant in the paint, Maryland finished with a 40-28 rebounding advantage and outscored the Nittany Lions 18-4 at the foul line.
Fernando became the first Terp to notch three straight double-doubles since Jordan Williams in 2011.
Lamar Stevens scored 19 for Penn State, Josh Reaves had all 17 of his points in the first half and Rasir Bolton finished with 15.
Bucknell 65, Monmouth 43
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Nate Sestina scored 16 points with 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and Bucknell overcame a cold start to beat Monmouth for the Hawks’ ninth straight loss.
Avi Toomer scored a career-high 17 points with three 3-pointers and four steals and Jimmy Sotos added 10 points and seven assists for the Bison (3-3), who made 11 of 34 3-pointers and held the Hawks to 33 percent shooting. Kimbal Mackenzie scored nine points.
Bucknell missed 13 of 14-shot attempts but then made three straight as part of a 13-0 run. The Bison led 28-22 on Mackenzie’s 3-pointer and 29-22 at halftime after the Hawks made one bucket in the final 8:03.
Mackenzie’s free throws capped a 17-3 run and Bucknell led 50-34 in the second half before Sotos and Toomer each hit 3s for a 62-38 Bucknell advantage with 3:30 left to play.
Mustapha Traore scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Monmouth (0-9).