BOONE, N.C. -- Nathan Healy matched his career high with 24 points and Appalachian State dominated the second half to rally past UNC Greensboro 83-70 Monday night for its fifth straight win.
The Mountaineers (7-8, 3-1 Southern Conference), who trailed by 10 in the first half and 39-32 at the break, roared out of the locker room with a 13-0 run to lead 45-39 with 15:57 remaining.
After Appalachian State expanded its cushion to 14 with 6:36 to play, Trevis Simpson, whose 22 points led the Spartans, rattled off five points to make it 69-60. The Mountaineers then pulled away for good.
Appalachian State was 28 of 34 from the free-throw line, compared to 18 of 26 for UNC Greensboro.
Derrell Armstrong added 20 points for the Spartans (3-12, 1-3), who have lost seven of their past eight games despite entering the game ranked as the SoCon's top offense (74.2 points per game).
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.