FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Chase Fieler scored 13 points and Florida Gulf Coast easily handled poor-shooting Kennesaw State in a 67-49 win Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Bernard Thompson, Christophe Varidel and DaJuan Graf each finished with 11 points for the Eagles (21-10, 13-5 Atlantic Sun Conference), who finished second in the conference standings behind Mercer. Sherwood Brown added 10 points.
Kennesaw State's Nigel Pruitt made a jumper with 18:08 left in the second half to trim the deficit to 34-28. But the Owls (3-27, 2-16) pulled no closer, as Florida Gulf Coast answered with eight straight points to claim a 42-28 advantage with 13:46 remaining.
The Eagles took their largest lead of the game at 65-47 when Brown converted on a three-point play with 2:03 left.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.