Cal State Fullerton gets by Texas Southern 87-80

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Williams scored 24 points and Alex Harris had 21, as Cal State Fullerton beat Texas Southern 87-80 on Sunday.

Williams made four 3-pointers and nine of Harris' points came from the stripe and the Titans (4-7) shot 54.4 percent from the field.

Aaric Murray had 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Texas Southern (3-7). Forty-five rebounds, 22 on the offensive end, helped Texas Southern stay close - despite shooting 39 percent.

After not making a 3-pointer in the first half, Cal State Fullerton made three in a span of 2:17 and took a 65-56 lead. Texas Southern scored the next eight to make it a one-point game. But Williams' 3-pointers started a 9-0 CS Fullerton run for its first double-digit lead of the game at 74-64 with 4:51 left.

Cal State Fullerton made 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute to secure the victory.