INDIANAPOLIS -- John Hart scored 19 points, leading four IUPUI players in double figures, and the Jaguars won their season opener 67-54 over Utah Valley on Friday.
Holton Hunsaker led the Wolverines with 15 points. Ben Aird had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Utah Valley, which only led after Alfonzo Hubbard scored the game's first basket. Hart then hit a 3-pointer to begin an 8-0 run for IUPUI. The Jaguars led 43-26 at halftime in the first meeting between the schools.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he may explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.