IRVINE, Calif. -- Chris McNealy scored 22 points Thursday night as UC Irvine rolled over Cal State-Fullerton 72-54 for its third straight Big West Conference win.
Cal State Fullerton rallied to a 15-13 first-half lead on a layup by Marquis Horne, but Young put UC Irvine back in front 17-15 with a layup and the Anteaters pulled away on a 14-2 run to lead 37-21 at halftime. McNealy scored 16 points in the half and the Titans shot just 30 percent from the field.
The Anteaters answered the Titans basket for basket in the second half, then ripped a 12-2 run to lead by 23 with 3:46 to play.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.