PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Sam Rowley scored 20 points as Albany held off a second-half rally from Brown in a 74-68 victory on Tuesday night.
Albany (5-4) led 41-27 at half, before Brown went on a late 15-5 run to come within 62-59 with 2:28 left. But that was as close as the Bears would get, as Rowley sunk a pair of free throws to extend the lead and Brown never came closer than four points the rest of the way. Albany was 10 of 12 from the free throw line in the final 2 minutes to preserve the victory.
Brown (6-3) committed 32 fouls in the contest and Albany shot 76.1 percent (35 of 46) from the line. Rowley scored 12 of his 20 points from free throws.
Gary Johnson joined Rowley in double figures with a career-high 16 points.
Sean McGonagill scored a game-high 22 points for Brown.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.