EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Shivaughn Wiggins led Mount St. Mary's with 17 points as they held on to beat Quinnipiac 77-73 Wednesday night in Northeast Conference play.
Trailing 56-43 with 12:59 left, Quinnipiac fought back to get within two, 71-69, with just over a minute remaining in the game.
After Whack made three free throws, extending the Mountaineers' lead to 74-69 with 31 seconds left, the Bobcats' Dave Johnson made a 3-pointer to make it 74-72 with 17 seconds to play.
Ike Azotam made a free throw for Quinnipiac (8-13, 4-5) with 11 seconds left to get within one, 74-73, but the Bobcats failed to score again while the Mountaineers sealed the victory with three free throws in the final four seconds.
Quinnipiac's Ousmane Drame finished with career-highs of 19 points and 20 rebounds.
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.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.