CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Robert Crawford scored 39 points and Central Arkansas held off Southeast Missouri in the late stages for an 88-85 victory on Saturday.
Crawford's shooting was near perfect. He hit 12 of 15 field goals, including 7 of 9 from 3-point range, and was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. Central Arkansas (4-3) hit nine 3-pointers as a team.
Southeast Missouri (6-6) led early in the in the second half and remained close after Central Arkansas took the lead.
A jumper by Marland Smith cut Central Arkansas' lead to 87-85 with 14 seconds left in the game, but a free throw by Garner with 6 seconds to go iced it.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.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.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|
|Southeast Missouri State||2-14||8||5-24|