Behind a 33-point night from Alex Hall, Drury advanced to the NCAA Division II semifinals Thursday night with an 84-75 victory over South Carolina-Aiken at Freedom Hall.
Drury, 29-4, set a school record for victories in a season and will play Western Washington at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for a spot in the championship game, which is in Atlanta on April 7, the off-day for the Division I Final Four.
Blue Springs South grad Drake Patterson finished with seven rebounds, tying Cameron Adams for a team high.
Drury led 42-36 at halftime but Aiken, 25-8, tied the score at 44-44 with 18:29 to play and took a four-point lead with 15:51 left. Hall answered with a three-pointer and a jumper by Ian Carter put the Panthers ahead for good.