NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jordan Cyphers scored a season-high 22 points as Tennessee State beat South Carolina-Upstate 67-64 Friday night.
Tennessee State shot 59.1 percent (13 for 22) in the second half to cut into a 29-25 halftime deficit.
The Tigers scored seven unanswered points, making it 35-34 with 15 minutes to play.
With the Tigers trailing, Cyphers made two 3s to give Tennessee State the lead 42-41 with under 12 minutes to play.
Miller later connected on two quick 3s to put the Tigers ahead for good, extending their lead to six, 55-49, with 7:54 left to play.
SC Upstate's desperation buzzer-beater fell wide and Tennessee State held on for the win.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
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