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.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.