CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Drew Kelly led a balanced scoring effort with 15 points and Morehead State pulled away in the final 12 minutes of the game for a 75-59 victory over Southeast Missouri on Thursday night.
Jared White hit a pair of free throws with 12:05 left in the game to give Southeast Missouri (10-10, 2-4 Ohio Valley) its only lead of the second half 44-42.
Morehead State (9-10, 3-2), sparked by a free throw by Bruce Reed at 11:44 and a basket by Reed at 11:22, began to take control of the contest that was tied 13 times.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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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