LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Kevin Hardy scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds on Friday night and McNeese State put on an offensive show to handily defeat Louisiana College 92-88.
The Cowboys took an 11-9 lead on a Jamaya Burr layup with 16:35 to play in the first half and never looked back, extending their lead to 22 at one point on 52.8 percent shooting from the field. The Wildcats shot just 30.6 percent from the field and were outrebounded 49-35.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|