IRVINE, Calif. -- Will Davis II led the way for UC Irvine with 17 points and seven rebounds in a 91-56 victory over NAIA San Diego Christian on Saturday night.
After a relatively low scoring first half in which Irvine (8-7) held a 31-19 advantage, the Anteaters exploded for 60 second-half points including a 16-0 run midway through the period.
San Diego Christian had 17 offensive rebounds, but shot only 29.9 percent from the field. Irvine held a 45-33 edge on the glass overall.
Michael Lambert led San Diego Christian with 12 points.
Irvine wrapped up its nonconference schedule and opens Big West Conference play on Thursday against Long Beach State. San Diego Christian (3-5) lost its ninth and final exhibition game against Division I opponents this year.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.