BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Spencer Parker hit for 20 points to lead Bowling Green to a 74-62 win over Western Kentucky Monday night.
Parker, who made 5 of 7 from the floor, led four Falcons in double figures. Richaun Holmes scored 18; Craig Sealey added 13 and Anthony Henderson chipped in 12 as Bowling Green (3-4) held off the Hilltoppers (4-3), who were paced by T.J. Price's 24 points.
Bowling Green was 45.5 percent from beyond the arc, while limiting Western Kentucky to 34.4 percent from the field, including 8 of 26 from the 3-point line.
The Falcons were up by two at the half, but used a 15-point run at the start of the second to take control of the contest. Western cut the lead to 9 with 1:06 left on Price's long 3-pointer, but were forced to foul and Bowling Green made 3 of 4 free throws to ice it.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
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