FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- DeWayne Russell scored 22 points to lead Northern Arizona to a 77-60 victory over Sam Houston State Saturday in the Lumberjacks' home opener.
DeMarcus Gatlin led the Bearkats (3-5) with 14 points. Terrance Motley had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Sam Houston State.
The season home opener for the Lumberjacks also marked their return to the Walkup Skydome, which underwent $26 million in renovation over the last two years. Northern Arizona played its home games at the Rolle Activity Center during that time.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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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