DENVER (AP) -- Freshman Kyle Lewis scored 19 points, and Denver defeated Arkansas State 59-52 Thursday night.
Denver played without scoring and rebounding leader David Kummer, who suffered a fractured right fibula Sunday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Denver led 55-50 with 25 seconds remaining when Xander McNally of the Pioneers blocked a three-point attempt by Yima Chai-Kur. Tanner and Rob Lewis sealed the victory with two free throws each in the final seconds.
The Pioneers never trailed. Denver started the game with a 21-6 lead and led 35-23 at the half.
Arkansas State started the second half with an 8-0 run to pull within four, 35-31, before Denver scored six unanswered points.
The Indians got as close as 47-46 with 4:21 to go, but Tanner hit a 3-pointer to extend Denver's lead to four.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.