SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Despite losing its leading scorer and rebounder, Alan Williams, to a sprained ankle midway through the first half, UC Santa Barbara battled to a 66-53 victory over Pacific on Saturday night.
UC Santa Barbara (8-15, 4-8 Big West) got 13 points apiece from Taran Brown and Michael Bryson. T.J. Taylor scored 11 points and Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds in just eight minutes of play.
Kyle Boswell chipped in with 9 points, hitting all three of his shots from 3-point range. UC Santa Barbara also had a 40-29 rebounding advantage.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.