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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jackson Kent scored 20 points including 16 in the second half when James Madison rallied to defeat Drexel 80-70 on Friday night in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.
The seventh-seeded Dukes (10-22) will play No. 2 seed College of Charleston in a quarterfinal Saturday.
JMU trailed 33-25 at halftime after coach Louis Rowe was assessed two technical fouls late in the half, but outscored the Dragons 32-27 over the first nine minutes of the second half. Drexel cut the lead to nine with two minutes left before JMU responded with an 8-0 run.
Joey McLean added 14 points while Paulius Satkus, Ramone Snowden and Shakir Brown scored 11 points each for the Dukes. Brown also had nine rebounds and four assists.
Sammy Mojica scored 15 points, Kari Jonsson 14 and Kurk Lee 13 with seven assists for the 10th-seeded Dragons (9-23), who finished the season with six straight defeats.
The Dukes made 24 of 32 free throws to 13 of 19 for the Dukes, who had two players foul out.
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