TROY, Ala. -- Ben Dillard scored 18 points and hit two late free throws to help Arkansas-Little Rock hold off Troy 62-55 on Thursday night.
UALR (13-15, 8-8 Sun Belt) never trailed and finished with 18 assists on 20 made field goals. Dillard was 4 of 8 from the field and sank all eight of his free throws. DeVonte Smith dished out six assists.
Dillard hit a layup and 3-pointer to grab an early 7-0 lead for UALR. Troy tied the score at 32 in the second half, but UALR countered with 15-4 surge to go up 47-36 with 9:35 remaining.
Troy pulled within three late and Williams couldn't hit a 3-pointer to tie it with 14 seconds left. Dillard and Josh Hagins each sank a pair of free throws to ice it.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.