Drexel comes up short at Charleston

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Drexel's Tramaine Isabell drives up the court while being defended by NJIT's Diandre Wilson.

CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston lost in overtime to the Drexel Dragons in a Colonial Athletic Association shocker last month. Jarrell Brantley and Nick Harris made sure that didn't happen again Saturday on the Cougars' home court.

Brantley scored 30 points and Harris added 21, both career highs, as Charleston rolled to an 89-67 victory for its eighth straight win.

Tramaine Isabell had 17 points for the Dragons (11-16, 5-9 CAA), whose previous five games were decided by three points or fewer, four of them wins. Troy Harper added 11 points off the bench. Alihan Demir, Sammy Mojica and Kurk Lee each finished with 10.

Grant Riller added 16 points for the Cougars (20-6, 11-3), who won their 15th straight at home.

Brantley had eight points, including a three-pointer and a three-point play, in a 15-0 run that put the Cougars up 71-56 with 7 minutes, 50 seconds to play. The Dragons missed five straight shots with three turnovers.

Brantley sank 12 of 18 shots, making all four of his three-pointers. Harris was 9 of 10 and Riller 7 of 11. The Cougars shot 55 percent (37 of 67) and had 16 assists with just one turnover.

Drexel's next game is Thursday at Northeastern.