ORONO, Maine -- Rafael Maia scored 21 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to help Brown hold off Maine 70-68 Saturday in a nonconference matchup.
Brown (1-1) led 38-33 at halftime but Maine used an 11-6 run to tie the game at 44-all.
The game remained close throughout the remainder of the second half, as the score was tied seven times over the final 12 minutes.
But Maine (0-2) was unable to take the lead as Brown used 11 second-half free throws to hold on.
Brown has won the last two of three games against Maine and holds an 8-6 series advantage.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.