RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Nick Gruninger made a game-winning layup with 2.6 seconds remaining to lead UC Riverside past Illinois-Chicago 57-56 on Friday night.
Gruninger's game-winner came after Kelsey Barlow hit a go-ahead jumper for Illinois-Chicago with nine seconds left.
Illinois-Chicago (5-7) trailed 40-30 with under 16 minutes to play but went on a 20-6 run to build a four-point lead with less than 10 minutes remaining.
UC Riverside regained the lead on a 3-pointer by Sam Finley with 3:09 left, putting the Highlanders up 55-54. Neither team scored after that until the game's final nine seconds.
Barlow led the Flames with 17 points.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
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.