DEKALB, Ill. -- CJ Carter scored on a 3-point play Friday night to help Omaha take the lead in the final seconds and hold on to a narrow 68-66 victory over Northern Illinois.
Carter drove for a layup with 13.3 seconds remaining in the game, hitting the basket and drawing a foul. He sank his free throw to give Omaha a 67-65 lead after trailing and a back-and-forth tie with the Huskies. Carter led the Mavericks with 18 points, and had six rebounds and four assists.
Caleb Steffensmeier hit his second free throw on the other end of the court for his only score and the final point of the game. The Mavericks made 84.4 percent of their free throws.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.