AMHERST, Mass. -- Jesse Morgan scored 24 points and Massachusetts defeated St. Bonaventure 76-67 on Wednesday night for its 11th straight win at home.
UMass trailed by 10 points in the first half and took the lead for good after a 14-0 run to start the second half gave it a 45-34 cushion with 17 minutes to play. The Bonnies trimmed the lead to 54-51 on a layup by Andrew Nicholson. UMass then went on a 17-2 run for its biggest lead of the game at 71-53 with 3:59 remaining.
The Minutemen made 16 of 28 field goals in the second half and shot 48.1 percent (26 of 54) for the game.
Nicholson scored 24 points on 11 of 17 shooting for the Bonnies (12-9, 5-4).
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.