Johnson’s layup lifts Texas State over Prairie View 79-78
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP)—Cameron Johnson’s offensive rebound and layup with 38 seconds left lifted Texas State over Prairie View 79-78 on Thursday night.
Prairie View missed two shots on its ensuing possession and Texas State’s Brandon Bush got the defensive rebound. A Panthers’ foul sent Texas State to the free throw line, and Prairie View got the rebound after a missed attempt.
Prairie View got a final possession with 6 seconds remaining but Freddie Edo missed the desperation shot at the buzzer.
Bush and Brent Benson led Texas State (5-1) with 19 points apiece.
Brian Ezeh led Prairie View (2-4) with 23 points. Derek Johnson added 13 and Dorian McDaniel 12.
Derek Johnson’s 3-pointer with 1:28 left gave Prairie View the 77-75 lead after battling back from a 43-34 halftime deficit.
Texas State shot 47 percent from the field for the game to Prairie View’s 48 percent.