GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Maurice Kemp had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead East Carolina past Gardner-Webb 62-60 Tuesday night.
Ty Armstrong added six points, three blocks and a game-high 15 rebounds for East Carolina (7-2).
After Donta Harper's jumper put Gardner-Webb (7-6) ahead 58-54 with 5:02 left to play, both teams failed to make a field goal the rest of the way.
After Kemp and Paul combined for another three makes at the foul line to push the lead to 61-58 with 25 seconds left to play, Kevin Hartley and Tashan Newsome each made 1 of 2 free throws and Gardner-Webb committed a turnover to seal East Carolina's victory.
Harper led Gardner-Webb with 14 points, but had eight turnovers.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.