GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Maurice Kemp scored 19 points, and East Carolina held Washington & Lee to 33.9 percent (19 of 56) shooting in a 72-50 season-opening victory in both teams' season opener on Saturday.
Kemp shot 7 of 14 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. He also had 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.
The Generals, a Division III team coming off a 13-14 campaign, did not help their cause with ball security, committing 16 turnovers, and they shot 18.8 percent (3 of 16) from 3-point range.
East Carolina has won its season-opener each of the past 12 seasons. Its last loss came on the road against Robert Morris on Nov. 19, 1999 (58-53).
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.