LORMAN, Miss. -- Troy Thompson led five players in double figures with 20 points, collected six rebounds and had blocked three shots and Prairie View A&M beat Alcorn State 79-69 on Thursday night.
The Panthers are locked in a three-way tie for second in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with Texas Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff a game behind league-leader Grambling.
Prairie View (14-17, 11-6) built a 20-9 advantage before Alcorn State reeled off eight straight to reduce its deficit to three with 4:08 before halftime. The Panthers then went on a 15-3 run and led 35-20 at intermission.
A.J. Mosby's layup with 6:18 left brought Alcorn State within 58-51 but it couldn't draw closer from there.
Purchase hits 5 3s, scores 23; Hawaii beats UC Riverside
Jack Purchase scored 23 points and hit five of Hawaii's 13 3-pointers and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed in their 87-64 win over UC Riverside on Saturday night.
Leonard lifts UC Irvine past UC Santa Barbara 83-70
Evan Leonard had a season-high 23 points as UC Irvine stretched its win streak to eight games, beating UC Santa Barbara 83-70 on Saturday night.
Fitts leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past Pepperdine 72-65
Malik Fitts had 25 points as Saint Mary's won its eighth consecutive home game, topping Pepperdine 72-65 on Saturday night. Jordan Ford added 20 points for the Gaels.