KENNESAW, Ga. -- Sherwood Brown scored 19 points as Florida Gulf Coast squandered an early lead, then rallied to defeat Kennesaw State 68-59 Monday in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener for both teams.
The Owls (1-12), who have lost 11 straight, led most of the second half and were ahead 50-48 with 7:13 left.
The Eagles (9-5) then held Kennesaw State without a field goal while building a 62-53 lead. Delbert Love broke the Owls' drought with a 3-pointer with 1:33 to go, but Florida Gulf Coast made 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to win.
The Eagles, who have won three of their past four, jumped out to a 21-5 lead at the 11:44 mark.
The Owls (1-12) fought back, scoring the last eight points of the first half to lead 36-35 at the break.
Love's 16 points led Kennesaw State and Aaron Anderson had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
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.