POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Chavaughn Lewis scored 24 points and made two clutch free throws in the final seconds as Marist held on to win 75-73 over a surging Monmouth team on Thursday night.
Marist (7-14, 4-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led at halftime 43-34 after T.J. Curry landed a 3 just before the break to take a 9-point lead into intermission.
The teams exchanged a pair of free throws before Lewis secured the win for Marist, making two more from the line to lead 74-71 with 6 seconds left.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.