DELAND, Fla. -- Adam Pegg scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Stetson past South Carolina Upstate 73-66 Thursday night in an Atlantic Sun Conference contest.
Trailing 65-54 with less than 6 minutes to play, Torrey Craig made consecutive 3-pointers for SC Upstate to cut the lead to five, 65-60 with 4:12 remaining.
After Perez's 3-pointer pushed the lead to 68-60 with 3:04 left to play, Jodd Maxey converted a layup a minute later to cut the Spartans' deficit to six, 68-62.
SC Upstate (13-12, 7-5) managed just two field goals in the final two minutes while Perez converted five free throws in the same span to ensure the victory.
Craig went 6 of 21 from the field and led the Spartans with 16 points.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.