HAMDEN, Conn. -- Stephen Lumpkins scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half to lead American to a 61-55 nonconference victory over Quinnipiac on Monday night.
Lumpkins hit two free throws with 50 seconds left to give the Eagles (1-1) a 58-55 lead after the Bobcats (1-1) had cut a 56-49 deficit to one point, 56-55, with 1:25 to play. Tony Wroblicky added two free throws with 17 seconds left to put the Eagles ahead 60-55.
The Eagles enjoyed a big advantage from the free-throw line, making 81.2 percent (13 of 16), while the Bobcats managed just 33.3 percent (3 of 9).
American also shot better from 3-point range, making 6 of 11, including 3 of 5 by Daniel Munoz, who finished with 13 points, the same as Wroblicky. Quinnipiac shot 6 of 17 (35.3 percent) behind the arc.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.