PHILADELPHIA -- Samme Givens scored 23 points and recorded a double-double Saturday as Drexel downed Delaware 71-55 in Colonial Athletic Association action.
For the first-place Dragons (17-5, 9-2), it was their ninth consecutive CAA victory, 15th in their last 16 games overall. It avenged a 71-60 loss at Delaware on Dec. 3.
Drexel asserted itself midway through the first half to lead 38-26 at halftime. The Dragons led by as many as 18 points, 54-36, in winning its 13th straight at home.
Devon Saddler scored 22 points for Delaware (9-12, 5-6). Jarvis Threat was the only other Blue Hen in double figures with 16.
Drexel's typically tough defense limited Delaware to just 17 field goals in 50 attempts (34 percent). The Dragons shot 25 for 53 (47.2 percent) from the floor.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite