KENT, Ohio -- Travon Baker made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift Northern Illinois to a 50-49 victory over Kent State Wednesday night.
Devareaux Manley made two free throws with 11.2 seconds remaining to put the Golden Flashes (11-9, 2-5 Mid-American) up by a point. But Baker was then fouled attempting a layup.
The Huskies (8-11, 2-5) were down 13 points with 12:28 to go before rallying to take a 46-45 lead on Darrell Bowie's basket with 3:16 left. Mark Henniger's dunk put KSU back up before Aksel Bolin made two free throws for a 48-47 NIU lead.
Baker scored 11 points, Bolin 14 and Jordan Threloff 10 for the Huskies, who avenged a 73-64 overtime loss to Kent State on NIU's floor on Jan. 15. The victory also snapped a four-game losing streak.
Darren Goodson had 10 points for KSU, which has lost four straight.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.