BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Donta Harper scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Gardner-Webb past The Citadel 71-58 Saturday night in nonconference action.
Max Landis added 16 points for Gardner-Webb (7-5).
Trailing 26-23 at halftime, Gardner-Webb opened the second half on a 22-8 run, taking a 45-34 lead with 12:47 left to play. Harper scored nine points and Landis made two 3-pointers during the stretch to help the Runnin' Bulldogs take a double-digit lead.
The Citadel (3-5) cut the lead to five, 59-54, with 5 minutes left to play, but Harper and Landis responded, scoring 11 of the teams' final 12 points. Gardner-Webb outscored the Bulldogs 12-4 the rest of the way to seal the victory.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.