Eastern Illinois trailed 35-27 early in the second half, but pulled even at 38 on Woods' basket, then went ahead to stay at 45-43 when Blanford made a layup with 12 1/2 minutes left.
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.
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