BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Kelvin Lewis converted two free throws after a technical foul with 0.2 seconds remaining, lifting Houston over Western Kentucky 74-72 on Tuesday night.
The game was tied at 72 in the closing seconds when Houston's Aubrey Coleman missed what would have been the go-ahead jumper. But Adam Brown got the rebound for Houston and was fouled by Western Kentucky's Sergio Kerusch with less than a second remaining.
Western Kentucky coach Ken McDonald was called for a technical foul, and Lewis made both technical foul shots. Brown then stepped to the line for Houston and missed the front end of his 1-and-1, and Western Kentucky couldn't get the final shot off.
Coleman, who came into the game as the nation's leading scorer, had 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cougars (12-11) and went 13-for-27 from the field.
Kerusch scored 19 points for the Hilltoppers (13-12).
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
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