MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Will Sullivan scored 17 points, including the last four points of the game, as Miami (Ohio) held off Central Michigan 77-70 in the Mid-American Conference opener Wednesday.
Miami had an 11-point lead with 5:50 to go but the Chippawas (7-6) cut it to 3 on a Chris Fowler layup at 59 seconds. McKnight hit one free throw and Eustace made two before Fowler scored again. Sullivan then took over for the Red Hawks, making one of two foul shots at 39 seconds before two CMU free throws, two at 29 seconds and getting a layup at 15.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.