PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Yahuza Rasas knocked down a jumper with 17 seconds left to lift Prairie View A&M to a 61-60 win over Grambling in a Southwestern Athletic Conference opener on Monday night.
The Tigers’ Jourdan Smith got to the basket as time expired, but his layup did not fall.
Jeremiah Gambrell scored and contributed six assists for the Panthers (5-9). William Douglas shot 5 for 16 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free throw line to add 15 points. Yahuza Rasas was 6 of 9 shooting and 1 of 4 from the free throw line to finish with 13 points. The Panthers broke a seven-game losing streak.
Cameron Christon led the Tigers (7-6) in scoring, finishing with 21 points and two steals. Shawndarius Cowart added 10 points and four assists for Grambling. In addition, Virshon Cotton finished with 10 points.
Both teams play again on Wednesday. Prairie View A&M hosts Southern and Grambling travels to play Texas Southern.
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