Spencer Dixon scored 16 points, including seven from the free-throw line during the final 3:40, to help Kennesaw State defeat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 69-65 in the Las Vegas Classic on Friday.
Kennesaw State (3-9) trailed by 14 at halftime but went ahead 55-53 on Brandon Dawson's three-point play with 5:52 left. The Owls scored 12 of their last 14 points from the free-throw line. Dixon made two with 9 seconds left to give the Owls a 68-63 lead.
Delbert Love, who made four free throws in the final 27 seconds, led the Owls with 17 points. Aaron Anderson had 13 points, 17 rebounds and two steals for Kennesaw State.
Myron Dempsey led the Islanders (1-11) with 20 points on 10 of 11 field-goal shooting and 10 rebounds. Chris Hawkins-Mast scored 11 points and Hameed Ali and Terrence Jones both had 10 points for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.