AMHERST, Mass. -- Sampson Carter hit a 3-point shot in the final seconds to lift Massachusetts past Harvard 67-64 Tuesday in the Tip-Off Marathon.
Carter made his only shot of the game near the baseline to complete an 8-0 run by UMass.
Jesse Morgan, who led UMass with 19 points, made a 3-pointer to tie it 64-64 with 38 seconds left. After a turnover by Harvard, Chaz Williams drove to the basket and passed to Carter in the corner for the game-winner.
UMass led 38-37 at the half and outrebounded Harvard 40-35.
Harvard went 22 of 26 from the free-throw line compared to 10 of 14 for the Minutemen.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.