Drexel beats College of Charleston 59-45

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Tavon Allen had 18 points with five assists and Drexel won its fifth straight with a 59-45 victory over College of Charleston on Saturday.

The Dragons (9-14, 7-5 Colonial Athletic Association) pulled within a game of Northeastern (16-9, 8-4) for third place in the association.

Allen made four 3-pointers on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. Damion Lee added 12 points with two treys for the Dragons, who hit 9 of 15 from beyond the arc (60 percent).

Drexel led 27-18 at the break. Allen scored five straight points, and Rodney Williams had a dunk to stretch Drexel's lead to 49-31 with 6:19 remaining, and the Dragons cruised from there.

Anthony Stitt scored 15 points to lead Charleston (7-18, 2-10). The Cougars, who snapped a five-game losing streak Thursday night with a win over CAA leader William & Mary, was held under 49 points for the third time.

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