TOLEDO, Ohio -- Rian Pearson netted a career-high 30 points as Toledo topped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 80-68 Wednesday night in a nonconference game.
Pearson hit 16 of 20 free-throw attempts, while going 6 of 9 from the field and 2 for 2 on 3-pointers. He also had eight rebounds.
Johnathan Jordan led the Islanders (1-4) with 22 points, including a 12 of 14 showing from the line.
The Rockets pulled away early to an 18-9 advantage on Reese Holliday's jumper with 11:44 left in the half and led 27-17 on Dominique Buckley's 3-pointer with 7:45 left. Richard Wonnell made a layup with 2 seconds left to give Toledo a 44-30 lead at the break.
Toledo extended the lead as large as 22 points, 59-37, in the second half.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.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.
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