WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Miles Jackson-Cartwright made 5 of 8 from beyond the 3-point line and scored 25 points as Penn topped Monmouth 79-73 on Tuesday night.
Monmouth jumped to an early 12-2 lead but Penn (1-1) proceeded to score the game's next 16 points, during which Monmouth didn't make a field goal for over seven minutes and committed six turnovers. Penn also closed the first half on a 10-0 run.
Monmouth (1-1) cut the score to 74-71 with less than half a minute remaining but Penn made 5 of 6 free throws after that to close the game.
Darien Nelson-Henry led Penn with 11 rebounds and added 14 points.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.