AMHERST, Mass. -- Chaz Williams had 22 points and nine assists as Massachusetts dominated late in both halves and defeated Duquesne 79-66 Thursday night.
The Minutemen (12-4, 2-1 Atlantic 10 Conference), who have won nine of their last 10 games, led 65-62 with 7:12 remaining before a 14-2 run gave them a 79-64 advantage with 1:04 left. The run included three baskets by Terrell Vinson, who finished with 17 points.
A 14-6 Massachusetts run late in the first half widened a 25-21 lead to 44-27 just before halftime. Williams capped the run with consecutive 3-pointers and two free throws.
Sean Johnson scored 29 points, 18 in the second half, for the Dukes (7-10, 0-3), who have lost five straight.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
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.