KENT, Ohio -- Nick Kellogg scored 19 points as Ohio opened Mid-American Conference play with a 59-53 win at Kent State on Wednesday.
Kellogg made four free throws in the final 39 seconds to help the Bobcats (11-3) hold off the Golden Flashes.
Miami led 26-19 at the half but Kent State regrouped to go up by four midway through the second half but, shortly after, the Bobcats went on a 15-4 run for the victory.
Travis Wilkins hit a 3-pointer at 6:08 to put Ohio up for good, 49-46. Maurice Ndour followed with a fast-break dunk off a feed by Javarez Willis. Ndour got loose inside again at 2:21 to make it 53-46.
That cold spell wasn't unusual as Kent State shot just 28.3 percent, including 4 for 22 (18.2 percent) on free throws.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.