Drexel came into its 1st round game with Towson with 16 more regular season wins and had to fight like crazy to dispatch the Tigers of Pat Kennedy.
Tied at 28 at the half, Drexel raced out to a 13 point lead before the under 12 minute timeout in the 2nd half. Towson roared back with a deep 3 by Rashawn Polk to put the score at 64-62 with a little over 3 minutes left. The Tigers would draw no closer and Drexel moves onto the 2nd round.
Samme Givens had 22 points and 14 rebounds for Drexel while Chris Fouch added 15 points.
Josh Brown had 18 points for Towson who completed their season without a win in CAA play.
Drexel will face #4 seed VCU on Saturday at 2:30pm.