STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Chaz Williams scored 28 points, Sean Carter added 20 and Massachusetts outlasted Mississippi State 101-96 in double-overtime Tuesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
UMass (23-11) won the marathon game by outscoring MSU 11-6 in the second overtime. Williams shot 11 of 20 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range.
UMass took a 72-68 lead with 2:48 remaining in regulation, but MSU's Arnett Moultrie hit a turnaround shot and later sank two free throws with 41.1 seconds left to tie it at 72. The Bulldogs had a chance to win in regulation but Dee Bost's 12-foot runner in traffic missed as time expired.
Moultrie scored a career-high 34 points and Bost added 20.
Mississippi State (21-12) finished a brutal final month of the season, losing seven of nine games despite having two first-team All-Southeastern Conference players in Bost and Moultrie.