NEWARK, N.J. -- Malcolm Miller had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks on Saturday to lead Holy Cross past NJIT 74-55 in the first basketball game ever between the schools.
The teams played closely until Holy Cross (6-5) broke the game open in the final 1:21 of the first half with three consecutive 3-pointers to go ahead 32-23 at the break. The Crusaders continued with the first 12 points of the second half for 21 consecutive points overall and a 44-23 lead.
After falling behind, NJIT (6-7) never got closer than a 58-47 deficit with 5:23 to play. Terrence Smith led the Highlanders with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Winfield Willis had 12 points and Ky Howard had 11.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.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.