CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Andrew Lawrence scored 16 points, Anthony Thomas had 14 with seven rebounds, and College of Charleston went on a 21-6 second-half run to beat Appalachian State 72-59 on Wednesday night.
Appalachian State closed to within two at 44-42 on Tab Hamilton's jumper with 14:28 left, but the Cougars pushed it to 58-48 with 9:02 remaining and led 65-48 on Wiedeman's layup with 4:16 left.
Appalachian State trimmed the lead to 65-55 on Michael Obacha's layup with 3:33 remaining, but the Cougars cruised to the victory.
Charleston made 17 of 25 from the line, while Appalachian State hit 7 of 10.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.