HOUSTON -- Dre Evans scored 17 points, making all three 3-point attempts, as Southeastern Louisiana came back to take a 60-52 win over Houston Baptist Saturday night.
Houston Baptist (4-16, 1-7 Southland)held a 30-25 halftime advantage and led 43-36 with 11:48 remaining in the game when Southeastern Louisiana (9-10, 4-4) went on a 9-1 run to take its first lead of the second half, 45-44, with 8:35 left. Evans sparked the run with a jump shot, a 3-pointer and a layup. The Huskies closed to 47-46 following two free throws by Reveal Chuckwujekwu with 5:17 remaining.
JaMichael Hawkins, who totaled 15 points, followed with two free throws as the Lions stretched their lead.
The Lions outrebounded HBU 41-33
Chuckwujekwu led HBU with a career-high 12 points while pulling down 8 rebounds. Cody Joyce added 10 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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
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