WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Chad Tomko scored 22 points and Keith Rendleman added 15 to lead North Carolina-Wilmington past Drexel 51-43 on Tuesday night.
The Seahawks (13-14, 7-9 Colonial Athletic Association) shot 50 percent from the floor (10 of 20) in the second half, turning a 21-20 halftime lead into a 38-30 advantage with less than 9 minutes to go.
UNC Wilmington shot 60 percent from the free-throw line (15 of 25) and made only 2 of 13 from 3-point range (15.4 percent).
Dartaye Ruffin had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Dragons (17-9, 9-7), who are 2.5 games behind Hofstra and Old Dominion for the fourth spot in the CAA standings. The top four teams earn first-round byes in the conference tournament.
Drexel shot 17 of 65 from the field (26.2 percent), including 1 of 15 from 3-point range (6.7 percent).
Tomko grabbed 13 rebounds and Rendleman pulled down 10.
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