HARTFORD, Conn. -- Nate Sikma scored 15 points to lead Hartford to a 56-46 victory over Marist Saturday.
Hartford, which led 26-15 at halftime, outshot Marist decisively from the field. The Hawks hit 22 of 52 shots (42.3 percent). Marist was just 14-47 (29.8 percent) from the floor.
While Hartford was only 3 for 15 on 3-pointers, Marist hit just one of 12 treys. The Red Foxes (4-8) managed to stay in the game at the foul line. They hit 17 of 25 free throws, while Hartford was 9 for 15 at the line.
Marist got within six points just inside two minutes, but no closer.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.