LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Dontae Cannon scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting to lead McNeese State past Division III Louisiana College 72-54 Saturday night.
Louisiana College shot just 36.5 percent (19 for 52) from the floor and trailed at halftime 44-29.
Attempting to rally in the second half, the early deficit was too much to overcome for the Wildcats.
McNeese shot 52.6 percent (30 for 57) from the field to prevent Louisiana College from getting back into the game.
The Cowboys were sparked by their defense, scoring 22 points off of 21 turnovers by Louisiana College.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
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