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Phillips lifts UNC-Wilmington over Drexel 76-65
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) Shykeim Phillips scored a season-high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting and UNC Wilmington beat Drexel 76-65 on Thursday night.
Mike Okauru added 16 points and nine rebounds for UNC Wilmington (10-20, 5-12 Colonial Athletic Association), who shot 68% (19 for 28) in the second half to finish at 53% for the game.
James Butler scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Dragons (13-17, 6-11), whose losing streak stretched to six games. Camren Wynter added 13 points.
Drexel was 5 of 14 from 3-point range in the first half to take a 34-29 lead but was 1 of 9 in the second half. The Dragons had a 40-25 rebounding advantage but had 18 turnovers that Drexel, which only had four giveaways, turned into 18 points.
Drexel defeated UNC Wilmington 71-66 on Dec. 30. UNC Wilmington finishes out the regular season against Delaware at home on Saturday. Drexel finishes out the regular season against College of Charleston on the road on Saturday.
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Updated February 27, 2020