HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Arkansas Pine Bluff beat Alabama A&M 69-62 on Saturday night for its second victory in a row after opening the season with 14 losses.
The Golden Lions (2-14, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference), won at Mississippi Valley State 80-71 in their conference opener on New Year's Day. They have played just one home game and will be at Alabama State on Monday before returning home to take on Southern.
The Bulldogs (1-15, 1-3), who playing only their third home game, won at Grambling 71-64 on New Year's Day for their lone victory.
The Lions led 38-35 at halftime.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.