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.
Lewis, Flagler lift Presbyterian over Robert Morris in CIT
Francois Lewis and freshman Adam Flagler scored 19 points apiece as Presbyterian beat Robert Morris 77-70 in the second round of the CIT on Sunday.
Tennessee blows big lead, rallies for 83-77 OT win over Iowa
Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history Sunday, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored 6 points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa.
Vanderbilt coaching search -- Will John Thompson III be the pick?
Ex-Georgetown coach John Thompson III is on the list. After that, there are plenty of intriguing options, including Jerry Stackhouse.