NORMAL, Ala. -- Aaron Clayborn scored 18 points and Texas Southern held off Alabama A&M 64-62 Saturday.
The Tigers (14-14, 13-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 58-46 with 7:56 remaining, but allowed eight consecutive points over the ensuing 2 1/2 minutes. Omar Strong ended the run with a layup for a 59-56 advantage with 3:34 left.
After a Bulldogs' layup made it 59-58, Texas Southern ran off four straight points for a 63-58 lead with 2:02 left.
Alabama A&M's Nicholas West hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 63-62 with 9 seconds remaining. The Tigers' Law Johnson-Danner grabbed the rebound from the miss, was fouled and hit 1 of 2 at the line to end the scoring.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite