HOUSTON -- Demontrae Jefferson scored 23 points and Texas Southern picked up its third conference win, holding on in the face of a late rally to secure a 100-94 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday night.
Texas Southern led by as many as nine points, 32-23, with 4:08 to play in the half and had a 41-37 edge at the break.
The Tigers led throughout the second half and a jumper by Walker gave the Tigers their biggest lead of the game, 86-57, with 6:33 to play. A rally by Prairie View during the final two minutes cut the lead to five points, 99-94, with three seconds left.
Gary Blackston scored 24 points for the Panthers (5-12, 2-1).
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.