NORFOLK, Va. -- DeShawn Painter scored 18 points to lead five Old Dominion players in double figure as it blew out UNC Wilmington 84-61 in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup Wednesday night.
On top 51-41 with 14:50 remaining, the Monarchs went on a 16-3 run, capped by Bacote's layup to go ahead 67-44 with 8:19 to play.
Old Dominion shot a season-best 58.9 percent (33 of 56) from the floor and set a season high for scoring.
This is Old Dominion's first home victory since Nov. 10th when they beat Morgan State 72-61.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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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