Demontrae Jefferson's 3-pointer with 3:50 left in the first half gave Texas Southern a 35-17 lead. The Golden Lions (10-19, 10-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) scored the next 10 points to close the deficit to eight by halftime and stayed close enough to take their first lead of the game on their final basket, Quamauri Hardy's layup that made it 62-60 with 37 seconds left.
Marquis Salmon split a pair of free throws for the Tigers (8-19, 8-6) with 26 seconds left. McKnight missed the front end of a 1-and-1 for the Lions with 12 seconds left and Donte Clark missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds for Texas Southern.
Jefferson was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and had 25 points for the Tigers. Clark added 14 points.
Hunt posts career-high 32 as E. Washington downs UMKC in OT
Ty Gibson's 3-pointer with 3:58 remaining in overtime put Eastern Washington up for good and the Eagles got their first win of the season with an 87-80 victory over UMKC on Saturday.
Petteway, Robert Morris beat Mississippi Valley State 68-59
Malik Petteway scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Robert Morris beat Mississippi Valley State 68-59 on Saturday night.
Coastal Carolina downs UNC Asheville behind Cuthbertson's 15
Zac Cuthbertson scored 15 points with 13 rebounds and Coastal Carolina rode its fast start to a 78-52 win over UNC Asheville on Saturday.