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.
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.