ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Erik Kangas had 18 points, including two key late jumpers, and Oakland beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 75-70 on Saturday.
Oakland (5-4) snapped a two-game losing streak, while the Panthers (2-7) lost their third straight despite a career-high 36 points from Avery Smith.
The Golden Grizzlies blew a 14-point second-half lead and needed a jumper from Kangas to break a 61-61 deadlock with 2:49 to play.
Freshman Johnathon Jones followed with a 3-pointer to make it 66-61, then drew a charge from Smith.
Kangas clinched the game with a dramatic 3-pointer with 58 seconds to play -- a shot that bounced three times on the right side of the rim before dropping through the net.
Smith was 13-of-20 from the floor in 29 minutes off the bench, including 8-of-12 on 3-pointers, but no other Panther reached double figures.
Oakland had never beaten Wisconsin-Milwaukee in six tries, dating back to 1969.