Alabama struggled shooting in the first half, making just 28 percent of their shots from the field and going 0 for 5 from beyond the arc. Nick Jacobs led the Crimson Tide in the half with 7 points.
While the Crimson Tide struggled to shoot in the half, the Dragons made 52.2 percent of their shots. Chris Fouch helped pace the Dragons in the first act, scoring 10 points, while Tavon Allen and Frantz Massenat added 8 and 7 points respectively.
Drexel struggled in the second half, as Alabama began to battle back. After fighting to tie the game at 46-46, the Crimson Tide would take their first lead of the entire game at 52-50 with under five minutes remaining. A steal and layup by Fouch with just 12 seconds remaining in the game would tie things up for the Dragons and force the game to overtime.
With 9 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Drexel held a 67-65 lead as Fouch stepped to the charity stripe. Fouch would miss the free throw and then foul Retin Obasohan, who would make both free throws to send the game to a second overtime.
Obasohan would tie the game with two more free throws with 16 seconds remaining in the second overtime, forcing the game to a third overtime. Despite going scoreless in the final two and a half minutes of the third overtime, the Dragons held on to emerge with an 85-83 win.
Alabama was led in the losing effort by 23 points off the bench by Jacobs. Trevor Releford would lead the Crimson Tide's second half surge, finishing the game with 21 points, while Obasohan kicked in 18 in the losing effort.
Fouch would lead all Drexel scorers in the game with 19 points, while Massenat and Allen added 17 and 16 respectively. Kazembe Abif would play a big role for the Dragons in the game, contributing a double-double from the bench with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
With the win, Drexel improves to 4-2 on the season. The Dragons will next face Cleveland State on December 4.
By: Kyle Babcock
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