JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Travis Wallace scored a season-high 26 points as North Florida defeated Kennesaw State 85-60 Monday night in the conference opener for both teams.
Wallace had 18 points in the second half. North Florida (7-7, 1-0 Atlantic Sun) had a 13-point lead at halftime. Kennesaw State would get within 12 points, 62-50 on Nate Rucker's jumper before the Ospreys closed on a 23-10 run. Wallace was 9 of 14 from the field, and 8 of 10 from the line. He scored a career-high 29 points against Kennesaw State last season.
Charles McRoy added 14 points for North Florida. It was the Ospreys' fifth-consecutive home win, and the 90th career coaching win for Matthew Driscoll.
Rucker scored 18 points, and Orlando Coleman added 13 with eight rebounds for Kennesaw State (3-11, 0-1), who have lost six straight.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
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.