ATLANTA -- Frantz Massenat scored 25 points and Daryl McCoy grabbed 14 rebounds, and Drexel pulled away in the second half to beat Georgia Southern 77-60 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Drexel opened the second half with a 20-6 run to take a 59-39 lead with 10:37 left in the game, with Massenat scoring 11 of the points.
Georgia State was up 12-5 2:39 in on Hunter's two 3-pointers and a three-point play, but Drexel tied it a 12 on Massenat's 3-pointer. The Dragons took the lead for good at 22-21 on Massenat's three-point play with 5:48 left and were up 37-33 at the break.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.