Drexel Pulls off Biggest Comeback in D-I History vs. Delaware; Trailed by 34

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 22: Anthony Mosley #3 of the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens collides with Troy Harper #3 of the Drexel Dragons during the first half at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on February 22, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
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The Delaware Blue Hens entered the NCAA record books for all the wrong reasons Thursday night when they blew a 34-point first-half lead and fell to the Drexel Dragons, 85-83, at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Dragons' comeback was the largest in Division I history:

The Blue Hens entered the break up 27 after scoring 56 points over the game's opening 20 minutes.

That figured to be a big enough cushion for Delaware against a Drexel program that entered Thursday night's Colonial Athletic Association clash ranked 192nd in adjusted offensive efficiency, per KenPom.com.

Despite the slim odds, the Dragons stormed back and dropped a 56-piece of their own in the second half while limiting the Blue Hens to 27 points.

Drexel guard Tramaine Isabell led the charge with 29 points. Sammy Mojica added 16 points, and Troy Harper chipped in 14 off the bench.

The win moved the Dragons to 12-18 on the season, including 6-11 in conference play. They'll round out their regular-season slate Saturday against UNC Wilmington before heading to the CAA tournament in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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