GRAMBLING, La. -- Jason Perry-Murray scored 12 points with 12 rebounds, including a putback at the buzzer, lifting Grambling to a 79-78 win over Texas Southern on Monday night.
Texas Southern had taken the lead on a 3-point play by Donte Clark with six seconds to go.
Shirman Thomas led Grambling (7-12, 3-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) with 27 points. Clarke had 27 points for Texas Southern (3-15, 3-2) with Trayvon Reed adding 14 with 11 rebounds.
Texas Southern scored the first nine points of the game and led 42-39 at the half. The lead never reached double figures for either side.
Texas Southern had 10 fewer field goals -- 21 to 31 for Grambling -- but also scored 20 more points at the foul line -- 33 of 43 to Grambling's 13 of 18.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.