WASHINGTON -- Daniel Munoz made two free throws to snap a 57-all tie with 13 seconds left, recorded a steal and then hit two more free throws as American University held off Mount St. Mary's for a 62-57 win Thursday night in nonconference action.
The Eagles (2-1) led 56-50 with 2:06 left when the Mountaineers (1-2) launched a 7-1 run, capped by a game-tying layup from Josh Castellanos with 21 seconds remaining.
Castellanos fouled Munoz on the ensuing possession, leading to the go-ahead free-throw makes. Munoz then stole the ball off Julian Norfleet on Mount St. Mary's next possession, and, following an American timeout, made another pair of free throws after Castellanos again fouled to send him to the line.
Munoz finished with eight points on 1-of-5 shooting. Stephen Lumpkins led the Eagles with 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and also pulled down 11 rebounds.
Norfleet had 14 for the Mountaineers.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.