PHILADELPHIA -- Miles Cartwright scored 21 points and Pennsylvania rallied from a 22-point first-half deficit to beat Maryland-Baltimore County 80-75 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Two steals by Fran Dougherty sparked a 13-2 second-half run, including seven points by Cartwright, that brought the Quakers within a point, 55-54.
After a tip by Cameron Gunter gave Penn a 58-57 lead with 9:26 remaining, Cartwright hit a jumper and a 3-pointer for a 63-57 lead, and two baskets and a free throw by Henry Brooks stretched it to 68-57.
Ryan Cook scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the way for the Retrievers, who got 40 first-half shots, making half, while Penn managed just 9 of 17 (52.9 percent). Cook scored five points and Brett Roseboro four during a 15-0 run that gave UMBC a 42-20 advantage with 5:08 left before halftime.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
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.