IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Aaron Fuller scored a career-high 24 points and Iowa sunck past Tennessee State 67-62 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
But what was supposed to be a confidence builder for the struggling Hawkeyes (6-11) turned out to be a nail-biter.
The Tigers (4-14) tied the game at 60-all on Robert Covington's putback with 2:22 left. But Iowa's Cully Payne hit a 3 as the shot clock expired and added two free throws to give Iowa a 65-60 lead with 1:17 left.
Iowa's Matt Gatens scored 12 points, including a pair of free throws with 24.6 seconds left to ice the win.
Josh Sain had 19 points for Tennessee State, which lost for the sixth time in seven games.
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Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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