CLINTON, S.C. -- Khalid Mutakabbir scored 24 points Saturday night to lead Presbyterian to its first Big South victory of the season, 68-60 over Liberty.
The Blue Hose (5-14, 1-4) broke a four-game losing streak. The Flames fell to 5-14, 1-4 in Big South Conference play.
Mutakabbir took command early. In the last 10:24 of the first half, he scored 19 of Presbyterian's 24 points to give the Blue Hose a 31-25 lead at halftime.
That lead reached double-figures in the second half before Liberty cut it to five points with 1:18 left. But Presbyterian made 5 of 6 from the foul line down the stretch to clinch it, finishing 18 of 23 at the stripe. Liberty was 11 for 18.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.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.