DURHAM, N.H. -- Sophomore Ella Ellis posted his first double-double with career highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Army to a 71-63 win over New Hampshire on Thursday night, snapping the Black Knights' three game skid.
Army (5-4) led 62-50 with 5:35 left, but the Wildcats (5-3) cut the margin to three with 56 seconds left. The Black Knights hit 5 of 6 foul shots, with Ellis making 3 of 4, to seal the win.
Ferg Myrick led New Hampshire with 13 points and Dane DiLiegro had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Zach Spiker, whose wife gave birth to their second son late Wednesday night, is the first Army coach to have a .500-or-better record (19-19) through his first 38 games since Mike Krzyzewski (22-16).
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.