NEWARK, Del. – Denzel Bowles scored 26 points and James Madison rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half to defeat Delaware 77-71 on Saturday.
Bowles scored 18 points in the second half as the Dukes erased a 50-31 deficit with 13:35 remaining. The Dukes went on a 30-11 run and tied the score at 61-61 after a three-point play by Julius Wells with 5:16 to play.
The score was tied two more times before the Dukes finished the game on a 10-4 run. Andrey Semenov iced the game with two free throws with 5 seconds left.
Wells added 19 points and Devon Moore had 16 for the Dukes (17-6, 7-4 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won two in a row. Their past six games have been decided by nine points or less.
Jawan Carter scored 20 points, Josh Brinkley added 16, Devon Saddler had 13 and Jamelle Hagins 12 for the Blue Hens (11-10, 6-5).