TROY, Ala. -- Ed Townsel and Rakeem Dickerson led Arkansas State with 19 points each as the Red Wolves held a comfortable lead at the half and continued to pull away for an 83-73 victory over Troy on Saturday night.
Townsel, Dickerson, and Cameron Golden each made three 3-pointers and the Red Wolves (12-8, 5-4 Sun Belt) combined to make 11 from distance. Golden came off the bench to finish with 18 points and Melvin Johnson III scored 10 to round out four Arkansas State players scoring in double figures.
Golden hit the final shot of the first half to give the Red Wolves a 44-36 lead, and Dickerson opened up the second with a 3-pointer to go ahead 47-36.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.