SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Corey Maynard scored 21 points as Bryant University held on to defeat Central Connecticut State 68-63 on Saturday.
Bryant jumped to a 15-7 lead to start the first half and had a 41-22 advantage at the break.
Down by 20 early in the second, Central Connecticut State closed the gap on a 23-7 run to trail by four, 57-53, with 7:39 to play. The Blue Devils came as close as two points on a Faronte Drakeford 3 with 32 seconds remaining but Bryant's Shane McLaughlin sealed the win going 3 of 4 from the line in the final seconds.
Kyle Vinales came off the bench to lead the Blue Devils (9-18, 5-9) with 18 points and six assists.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.