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Old Dominion stuns Drexel 78-66 for 1st CAA win
OLD DOMINION 78, DREXEL 66
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- DeShawn Painter and Dimitri Batten scored 15
points apiece as Old Dominion stunned Drexel 78-66 Thursday
night, snapping a 10-game losing streak and posting the
Monarchs' first Colonial Athletic Association victory of the
season in the debut of interim coach Jim Corrigan.
Richard Ross added 14 points for Old Dominion (3-20, 1-10),
which had not won since upsetting Virginia 63-61 on Dec. 22 and
had not beaten the Dragons since the 2009-10 season.
Corrigan, who had been the Monarchs' associate head coach,
replaced Blaine Taylor, who was fired Tuesday. Taylor is the
winningest coach in Old Dominion history.
There were five ties and 11 lead changes, with the Monarchs
leading 30-26 at halftime.
Drexel (9-14, 5-6) took its final lead at 39-38, then Nick
Wright's three-point play sparked an 11-0 Old Dominion spurt.
The Monarchs shot a blistering 65.2 percent (15 of 23) in the
second half compared to 12 of 28 (42.9 percent) for the Dragons.
Drexel's Derrick Thomas had a season-high 18 points, while
leading scorer Damion Lee (18.2 points) was held scoreless.
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