PHILADELPHIA -- Samme Givens had his ninth double-double of the season and Drexel held off Kent State 73-66 on Friday night.
The lead changed hands five times in the first half before Drexel took the lead for good with a 16-0 run for a 38-23 lead at the 2:08 mark of the first half. Drexel led by at least seven points the entire second half.
Drexel held Kent State (17-9) to 35.9 percent shooting (23 of 64) and outrebounded the Golden Flashes 49-39.
Carlton Guyton scored 17 points to lead Kent State, which has lost two straight since having a six-game winning streak snapped. Michael Porrini added 12 points, Justin Greene had 11 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, and Randal Holt added 11 points.