Drexel's Tavon Allen, left, drives to the basket against the defense of Cornell's Devin Cherry in the first half at the Charleston Classic NCAA college basketball tournament in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Mic Smith
November 23, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Damion Lee scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half as Drexel overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Cornell 61-59 at the Charleston Classic on Sunday.

Lee and the Dragons (1-4) shot just 18.2 percent in the opening half and trailed 36-22 with 17 minutes to go. But Drexel followed with 19-5 run the next 9 minutes to tie the game. After the Big Red rebuilt its lead to 49-43, the Dragons answered with a 14-3 run to take the lead for good.

Cornell (2-4) drew within 60-59 on Shonn Miller's 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left, but Drexel forward Mohamed Bah made a foul shot and purposely missed the second to run out the clock.

Miller had 13 points to lead the Big Red, which ended 0-3 in the eight-team tournament.

Lee was Drexel's only double-figure scorer. He also added seven rebounds and three assists.

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