MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Zachary Hamilton scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers and Prairie View A&M beat Alabama State 86-80 on Saturday night.
JD Wallace added 15 points with five rebounds for the Panthers (7-15, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) who have won two in a row after losing four straight. Shaquille Preston had 15 points, Troy Thompson added 13 and Dennis Jones 10.
Hamilton drained five 3-pointers in the first half to help Prairie View build a 42-28 lead at the break.
Alabama State trailed throughout the second half, pulling to 78-70 on a Jacoby Ross jumper with 2:19 to play. Preston replied with a dunk and Hamilton drained another 3 to stretch it to 83-71 with 1:18 left.
Reginald Gee scored a career-best 27 points for the Hornets (3-17, 3-5) who have lost four of the last five.
Jay Bilas' 1-68 college basketball rankings ... Tiers on Valentine's Day
Don't worry about your team's quad-whatever wins. Just absorb these 1-68 rankings.
NC State's Eric Lockett charged with assault on a female
NC State senior guard Eric Lockett was arrested Thursday morning and charged with assault on a female, according to arrest records.
Rick Pitino's team reaches Greek Cup final after opponent walks out
Panathinaikos, coached by Rick Pitino, reached the final of the Greek Cup after its opponent walked out at halftime due to the quality of the refereeing.