ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Devin Joint's tip-in with four seconds left, his only basket, gave South Carolina State a 62-60 upset of Delaware State Thursday night.
The Bulldogs (6-23, 2-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who'd lost five straight and 20 of 21, got just their second MEAC win. Their other conference victory was a 72-70 victory over North Carolina A&T on Feb. 16.
The game was tied at 60-60 after Delaware State (13-17, 8-8) got a 3-pointer from Tahj Tate (17 points) with 22 seconds left. Adama Adams missed a layup with 0:06 remaining, but Joint tipped in the game-winner.
The Bulldogs shot 27 for 59 from the field, Delaware State 22 of 49.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
|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|