Drexel ended the Legends Classic with a 61-54 loss to Cornell on Sunday.
The Dragons battled to take the lead late in the game after a rough start that saw them go 7 minutes from the opening tip without a field goal.
In the second half, Drexel shot 68.2 percent and finally took its first lead, 54-52 on a Derrick Thomas baseline jumper with 2 minutes, 5 seconds remaining. Cornell then showed why it’s the defending Ivy League champion. Sophomore Chris Wroblewski swished a three-pointer and the Big Red held on for the victory.
“Give them credit: When your team is experienced you see what happens: there was no panic in those guys,” Drexel coach Bruiser Flint said after his team’s three-game winning streak was halted. “They made big plays when they needed to."