NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 20 points and freshman Aaron Gordon had 10 points and 13 rebounds and No. 4 Arizona rallied from a terrible first half to beat Drexel 66-62 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The Wildcats used a 25-4 run spanning halftime to wipe out an 18-point first-half deficit and take their first lead of the game, 33-31 on a basket by Brandon Ashley with 16:11 to play.
That was the first of 11 lead changes in a span of 8 1-2 minutes as the Dragons stayed around a lot longer than most thought they would.
The Wildcats (6-0) will face the winner of the No. 6 Duke-Alabama semifinal on Friday night for the championship at Madison Square Garden.
Chris Fouch led Drexel with 29 points on 11-of-27 shooting and Frantz Massenat added 17.
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