MALIBU, Calif. -- Lorne Jackson scored 28 points to lead Pepperdine to a 72-62 victory over UC Irvine on Saturday night.
Daman Starring scored 25 points to lead UC Irvine (3-4). He connected on six of nine 3-point attempts.
UC Irvine fell despite having a 35-9 scoring advantage off the bench. Pepperdine had a 26-14 scoring edge in the paint.
Pepperdine was 26 of 36 from the free-throw line, while UC Irvine was 7 of 12.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
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.