DELAND, Fla. -- Adam Pegg scored 19 points, 10 in the first half, as Stetson blew it open early in an 88-66 rout of Florida A&M Tuesday night in nonconference play.
The Hatters (1-1) led 48-29 at halftime. Pegg, the Hatters' center, shot 8 for 10 from the field, and Stetson had a huge advantage on 3-pointers. The Hatters shot 11 for 24 from beyond the arc with guards Joel Naburgs and Aaron Graham hitting three 3-pointers apiece. Graham finished with 16 points, while Naburgs totaled 11 and Logan Irwin 10.
Florida A&M (0-2) missed its first nine 3-pointers and finished 2 for 14 on treys. The Rattlers did manage to get within 71-56 with 7:30 left, but no closer.
Muhammad Abdul-Aleen scored 20 points for Florida A&M and grabbed five rebounds. Jamie Adams was the only other Rattler in double figures with 13 points.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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|