EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Sam Prescott scored 44 points, nearly five times more than his season average of 9.2 per game, to lead Mount St. Mary's past Bryant 84-70 Thursday night.
The junior guard, who transferred from Marist, where his high was 34 points, made 10 of 14 3-pointers, tying the school record for 3s in a game accomplished twice by Scott Murphy. Julian Norfleet added 11 assists.
Prescott's total was the most for the Mountaineers (11-13, 6-7 Northeast Conference) since they moved to Division I in the 1988-89 season, and their highest since Mike Tate scored 44 against Kutztown State the previous season. Jack Sullivan set the school record of 55 points in 1957.
Prescott had 28 first-half points as Mount St. Mary's took a 42-28 lead. He scored 16, his previous season-high, when the Mountaineers lost 79-78 to Bryant (16-7, 9-3) in overtime on Jan. 17.
Alex Francis' 25 points led Bryant.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.