Texas Southern defeats Oregon State

CORVALLIS — Lawrence Johnson-Danner scored 17 of his career-high 25 points in the second half to lead Texas Southern to a 66-60 victory over Oregon State Sunday night.

Daniel King added 10 points for the Tigers, who got their first win of the season in four tries. Texas Southern outscored the Beavers 11-5 down the stretch to win it.

Calvin Haynes and Omari Johnson had 13 points apiece for Oregon State (1-2).

Oregon State was trailing 62-57 when Ahmad Starks made three free throws with 50 seconds left. After a Texas Southern turnover, Starks missed a potential game-tying layin with 12 seconds remaining.

The Tigers' Aaron Clayborn made four free throws in the final 10 seconds.

Texas Southern coach Tony B. Harvey called his team's season to this point "an uphill fight," which included playing without three starters on Sunday due to what Harvey said are compliance issues.

"It's really special to be able to get one," Harvey said. "This is probably one of the biggest wins in our school history as far as beating a BCS-type school."

Oregon State scored the first four points of the second half to extend its lead to 40-32. Texas Southern slowly closed the gap and tied the game at 44-44 on a Johnson-Danner 3-pointer.

The game was tied again before Nicos Norris' 3-pointer put the Tigers ahead at 50-47.

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