SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Justin Sears grabbed an offensive rebound with 2 seconds left and laid it in to give Yale a 64-62 victory over Bryant on Wednesday night.
Sears had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Jeremiah Kreisberg scored 14 for Yale (3-6).
The teams were never more than three points apart in the second half until Michael Grace's layup boosted Yale to a 47-42 advantage 5:16 in. Yale jumped ahead 50-43 on Austin Morgan's 3-pointer with 14:01 left.
With 7:51 remaining, Kreisberg's layup made it 58-51 for Yale, and Kreisberg struck again at 7:08 for a 60-51 lead. Bryant's Joe O'Shea and Frank Dobbs scored to close to 60-55, and O'Shea made a layup and Starks a 3-pointer to tie it at 62 at 2:19.
Neither team scored again until Sears' game-winner.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.