NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Kyle Vinales scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half as Central Connecticut State won its first game of the season, defeating Brown 86-71 Thursday night to give coach Howie Dickenman his 250th career victory at his alma mater.
The Blue Devils (1-2), who lost to Fairfield 64-63 and to Saint Peter's 64-61, shot 62 percent from the field (31 of 50), with Vinales hitting 7 of 8 in the second half, including 4 of 5 3-pointers.
Trailing 18-16, Central Connecticut State dominated the rest of the first half to lead 45-30 at the break.
The Bears (1-1) got within four, at 67-63, on Tucker Halpern's 3-pointer, but Vinales scored all of the Blue Devils' points in a 10-3 spurt to pull away.
Matt Sullivan led Brown with 18 points.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.