NEW YORK -- Jon Severe scored 23 points, nine in the final 1:45, as Fordham scored 54 points in the second half to come back and beat Loyola of Chicago 83-69 on Monday.
Fordham trailed 38-29, but came out of the locker room and scored 12 of the first 14 points to take a 41-40 lead. Smith made two 3-pointers during the run. Later in the half, another Smith 3-pointer extended Fordham's lead to 56-48.
Loyola (5-7) pulled within 66-62 with 3:06 remaining, on Jeff White's 3-pointer, but Fordham responded with a 9-0 run and made all 14 of its free throws in the final 1:21.
Devon Turk had 14 points in the first half after making four 3-pointers.
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.