ORONO, Maine -- Xavier Pollard scored 14 points, leading six Maine players in double figures as the Black Bears overpowered Fisher College, an NAIA team, 97-42 Thursday night.
Alasdair Fraser added 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Zarko Valjarevic had 13 points in 14 minutes off the bench for Maine (3-5). Justin Edwards and Till Gloger each scored 12and Stefan Micovic had 10. Freshman guard Shaun Lawton handed out eight assists.
The Black Bears shot 62.9 percent (39 of 62) from the field to 23.2 percent (16 of 69) for the Falcons (4-5). It was Maine's highest point total and largest victory margin since a 113-49 blowout of Maine-Machias, its last non-NCAA opponent, in its opener last season.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.