RUSTON, La. (AP) Pee-Wee Garnder scored all 12 of his points in the second half, including four in the final minute, as American beat Morehead State 51-46 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Louisiana Tech on Sunday.
Gardner's layup with 48 seconds left ended nearly 2 scoreless minutes for both teams and his pair of free throws 12 seconds later gave American (3-2) a 48-42 lead.
Morehead (2-4) battled back with a 4-1 run and forced a five-second violation to have the ball down three with 14 seconds to go. Angelo Warner's missed his 3-point attempt with 10 seconds left and Jesse Reed made two more free throws for American to cap the scoring.
Reed and John Schoof added 10 points each for American.