Temple freshman Nate Pierre-Louis was named this week's American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week after scoring a career-high 23 points in Saturday's 75-72 overtime loss to visiting Memphis.
Dragons senior Sammy Mojica reaches 1,000-polnt milestone in the loss.
The Dragons cut a 16-point deficit to three with a little more than a minute remaining but could not overcome the Blue Hens.
Delaware won the most recent meeting last year on a late three-pointer by Ryan Daly.
Johnson, the leading scorer in the A-10, missed three games with an ankle injury and came back Saturday but ran out of gas.
The Owls have suffered five straight losses, in all shapes and sizes, including four to start play in the American Athletic Conference.
A 10-point lead midway through the first half turned into a 45-34 halftime deficit for Drexel and the Dragons never seriously threatened in the second half.
Temple is looking to snap a four-game losing streak, while Drexel is coming off an 87-82 overtime win over preseason CAA favorite Charleston.
Sophomore Kurk Lee led Drexel with 22 points and iced the game for the Dragons.
Elon made all eight of its free throws in the second half as it defeated the Dragons for the fifth time in the last six meetings.
All but Penn will begin conference play this week. The Quakers have the second-biggest win in the city, behind only No. 1 Villanova.
Chuck Champion scored 21 points Thursday night as Loyola downed Drexel, 66-62, in a non-conference game at Reitz Arena.
The Dragons used a strong rebounding advantage to win and spoil the Philadelphia head coaching debut of former Villanova assistant Baker Dunleavy.