WACO, Texas -- Ekpe Udoh recorded the fifth triple-double in Baylor history Wednesday night to lead the Bears to a 79-63 win over Morgan State.
Udoh swatted away Joe Davis' layup attempt with 1:35 remaining for his career-best 10th block after scoring 18 points and pulling down 17 rebounds. The junior transfer from Michigan, who finished one block shy of the milestone in the Bears' last home game Dec. 20 against Texas-Arlington, posted the school's first triple-double since Curtis Jerrells did it against Hartford on Dec. 22, 2008.
Reggie Holmes led Morgan State (8-7) with 23 points.
Baylor, which led 39-36 at halftime, took control early in the second half when Carter sparked a 19-3 run with a pair of alley-oop passes to Udoh and Acy and a 3-pointer from the top of the key.
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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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|