WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Freshman Rob Brandenberg came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points and lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 70-52 victory over William & Mary on Wednesday night.
Brandenberg had the highest point total by a Rams freshman since Domonic Jones had 22 in 2000. Brandenberg scored 19 second-half points and hit four of the Rams' 11 3-pointers.
Jamie Skeen had 15 points and 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season for Virginia Commonwealth (12-5, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association), which has won five of its past six.
The Rams pulled away with a 14-4 run that gave them a 47-34 lead on Brandenberg's jumper with 11:18 left. Joey Rodriguez scored five straight points for a 58-42 lead with 7:41 to play.
Rodriguez finished with 11 points.
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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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.