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Drexel Elimated From CAA Tournament

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jamie Skeen scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half and hit a spinning layup before the buzzer sounded to give Virginia Commonwealth a 62-60 victory over Drexel in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

Bradford Burgess added 15 points for the fourth-seeded Rams (22-10), who will play top-seeded George Mason in the semifinals at Richmond Coliseum on Sunday.

The Dragons (21-10), seeded fifth, trailed for almost all of the final 14 minutes, but Chris Fouch hit two 3-pointers — the second with 18.3 seconds left — to tie the score at 60-60.

The Rams dribbled the ball to midcourt and called timeout. The ball was inbounded to Skeen, then the senior hit his game-winning shot just before the final buzzer sounded.

Fouch scored 15 of his 20 points after halftime for Drexel. Samme Givens added 13.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

(Photo provided by drexeldragons.com)

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