ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Jeremy Ingram scored 22 points Wednesday night to lead North Carolina Central to a 64-57 victory over Winthrop.
North Carolina Central (7-7), leading 27-24 at halftime, outscored Winthrop (6-6) 37-33 in the second half. North Carolina Central took a 44-29 lead before Derrick Henry and Larry Brown got Winthrop back in it.
Henry came off the bench to score 16 points. Brown, the only Winthrop starter in double figures, had a career-high 15.
Ingram's 22 points came on 4 treys in 6 3-point attempts. He finished 5 of 8 from the floor, but his free-throw shooting was critical. Ingram went 8 for 8 at the stripe.
North Carolina Central had a decisive edge in 3-point shooting, making 8 of 17 from beyond the arc. Winthrop was just 2 of 10 on treys.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.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.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|