NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- De'Angelo Speech hit 6 of 8 3-point attempts en route to a career-high 23 points Central Connecticut defeated Sacred Heart 74-69 on Saturday.
The Blue Devils trailed the Pioneers (4-22, 1-10) 52-41 with 11:32 left in the game when they went on a 14-0 run that left them up by five points with 7:24 remaining. Central Connecticut kept the lead from there but didn't get any breathing room until Terrell Allen made four unanswered free throws in the final minute for a 71-64 advantage with 27 seconds left.
Steve Glowiak made 7 of 13 3-point attempts and scored 27 points for Sacred Heart, which has lost nine consecutive games. De'von Barnett added 15 points and Evan Kelley 14. Mostafa Abdel Latif grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.