NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Stephen Maxwell scored 22 points with 10 rebounds to lead Cal State Northridge to a 79-78 victory over Hawaii Saturday night.
Both teams were flawless from the line in the first period with the Matadors sinking 18 of 18 and the Warriors going 8 of 8. Cal State Northridge went into the break holding a one-point edge, 40-39.
The Matadors went on a 13-2 run midway through the second half to pull away 70-57 at 8:55. The Warriors (11-5, 0-2) closed the deficit to one on a Keith Shamburger 3-pointer with 1:54 left but he missed another 30 seconds later that would have given Hawaii the lead.
Isaac Fotu scored 16 points for the Warriors.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.