LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - 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.
The Panthers' Dennis Jones scored 15 points, Gary Blackston scored 13 and the two were each 9-of-11 shooting from the foul line. JD Wallace scored 14 and Zachary Hamilton scored 11.
Mosby led the Braves (11-19, 7-10) with 19 points, Troymain Crosby scored 15 and Dante Sterling, 13.
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