NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Demetri McCamey scored 23 points as Illinois defeated Vanderbilt 69-63 on Thursday night.
McCamey?s layup broke a tie with 6:22 remaining and started a 7-0 run that put the Illini (3-0) in front to stay.
The Commodores made just 13 of 21 free throws (61.9 percent) in the game. Jermaine Beal made a pair of free throws with 1:38 left that got the Commodores within two points. Beal then missed a game-tying layup with 22 seconds to go.
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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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.