FULLERTON, Calif. -- Chris McNealy scored a season-high 21 points, including five 3-pointers, off the bench to lead UC Irvine to a 92-65 rout of Cal State-Fullerton on Thursday night.
McNealy, who was 7 of 13 from the field, set his career high of 24 points against Fullerton last season. Daman Starring added 16 points for the Anteaters (10-9, 4-2 Big West), who shot 56.5 percent as a team.
The outcome wasn't in doubt after the Anteaters rode a 29-9 run through most of the first half to lead 34-13 with 5:01 left before halftime. Irvine led 42-25 at the break and cruised from there.
Fullerton leads 52-44 in the series between the schools, which dates to the 1965-66 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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.