AKRON, Ohio -- Reggie McAdams scored 16 points and made 4 of 8 from 3-point range to lead Akron to a 77-66 victory over Coppin State on Tuesday night.
Akron (7-5) built a 42-27 halftime advantage and maintained its lead between 12 and 18 until Coppin State used an 8-0 run to close within 58-51 with 6:30 to play.
Pat Forsythe answered with two free throws for Akron and Quincy Diggs followed with a 3-pointer to put the Zips up 63-51 with 5:17 to go. Akron stayed comfortably in front for the remainder of the game.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|