Jordan Aaron scored 23 points, Demetrius Harris had 17 and Kyle Kelm scored seven of his 11 points in the final 2:32 to lead Milwaukee past Davidson 73-68 on Saturday night.
Playing in the Klotsche Center, where the Panthers entered tonight's contest having won 19 of their last 20, Milwaukee (2-1) trailed 31-30 at the break. The two teams traded buckets for most of the second half until Kelm hit a 3-pointer to give the Panthers a 63-62 lead with 2:32 remaining.
Milwaukee held on from there, watching Kelm cap his seven-point run with a lay-up to give the Panthers a 69-65 lead with 59 seconds to play. Harris hit two key free throws with 6 seconds remaining to seal the deal. The Panthers were 24 of 32 at the free-throw line.
De'Mon Brooks had a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling 11 rebounds in the loss for Davidson (1-2).