For much of the season, falling behind and playing poorly in the first half has been the kiss of death for injury-plagued Drexel.

Until Wednesday.

Behind a season-high 33 points from Damion Lee, Drexel rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit against conference leader Northeastern and upset the Huskies, 65-60, at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The win gave the Dragons their second set of back-to-back victories this season. They improved to 6-14 overall and 4-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The loss dropped the Huskies to 14-8, 6-3.

Reserve guard Sammy Mojica added 10 points for Drexel.

Lee, who picked up his third foul early in the second half, scored 24 points after the break, as Drexel outscored the Huskies, 46-31. He was 9 for 16 from the field and 12 for 12 from the free-throw line.

"If he got his fourth [foul], I'm thinking, 'Boy, are we in trouble,' " Drexel coach Bruiser Flint said. "So we took him out for a couple of minutes. When he returned, he played very aware. He played a great game for us tonight."

"I was just thinking I had to play smart and not pick up another cheap foul," Lee said.

Trailing, 29-19, at halftime, after making just 8 of 25 shots from the field, the Dragons cleaned things up in the second half, when they did not commit a turnover.

T.J. Williams paced the Huskies with 16 points.

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