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.
Flowers leads W. Michigan past NAIA Aquinas College 99-52
Michael Flowers scored 19 points and Western Michigan beat Aquinas College of the NAIA 99-52 on Saturday.
Sebree's career day leads FAU over Towson 85-71
Freshman Jaylen Sebree scored a career-high 21 points, including a go-ahead free throw, Jailyn Ingram added 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Florida Atlantic beat Towson 85-71 on Saturday in an Islands of the Bahamas Showcase matchup.
No. 16 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Purdue to get defensive
When the No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies meet the No. 23 Purdue Boilermakers in the championship game of the Charleston Classic on Sunday night, the teams know where the game will likely to be decided.