SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Terrell Vinson scored a career-high 22 points and Chaz Williams added 20 with nine assists as Massachusetts pulled away in the final 1:39 of overtime to defeat Elon 78-73 Saturday.
Jesse Morgan's layup -- his first points of the game after he'd missed his first eight shots -- broke a 70-70 tie and started an 8-1 run for the Minutemen (5-3).
Massachusetts led 62-55 with 3:07 remaining in the second half after a 3-pointer by Vinson, but the Phoenix (6-4) closed the gap and produced the game's 10th tie on Tanner Samson's 3-pointer with 8 seconds left, which sent it to overtime tied 66-66.
Sampson Carter had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Massachusetts, and Vinson made 13 consecutive free throws before missing his final try with 5 seconds left in overtime.
Jack Isenbarger paced Elon with 22 points in the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.