BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Jesse Chuku scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Lehigh past LIU Brooklyn 76-69 Monday night.
Jason Brickman hit a pair of free throws to pull LIU Brooklyn within 4 with :57 to play and, after Shane Whitfield missed two free throws for Lehigh, Corey Schaefer's steal from Gilbert Parga with 20 seconds remaining helped the Mountain Hawks hold off the Blackbirds.
Schaefer and Mackey McKnight each hit two free throws in the game's waning seconds to put the game on ice as LIU Brooklyn (2-6) was forced to foul.
Jason Brickman, who came into the game leading the nation at 10.1 assists per game, had 10 points and 12 assists for LIU Brooklyn. Troy Joseph added eight points and a career-high 12 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Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.