NEW YORK -- Chaz Williams scored 22 points as Massachusetts held off Fordham 77-73 Sunday in Atlantic 10 Conference action.
The Minutemen (11-4, 1-1), whose 70-62 loss Thursday at Saint Louis snapped their seven-game winning streak, took a double-digit lead with 7:21 left in the first half and led by 14 in the second.
But the Rams chipped away, getting within two points with 2 minutes left and again with 1:04 remaining. Freddie Riley hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 34 seconds to go and Massachusetts hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 26 seconds to hold on.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.