NORMAL, Ala. -- Gary Blackston scored a career-high 32 points with eight rebounds and five assists and Prairie View A&M beat Alabama A&M 88-67 on Monday night.
Dennis Jones made a layup and a jump shot and that started Prairie View's 20-2 run to close the half. Alabama A&M finished the half committing four turnovers and missing all six of its shots from the field.
Prairie View A&M (8-15, 5-4 Southwestern Athletic) led by double digits the rest of the way. Blackston made all 11 of his foul shots, Jones scored 18 and Troy Thompson had 15. The Panthers were 32 of 62 from the field and missed only four of 22 foul shots.
Evan Wiley led Alabama A&M (2-20, 2-7) with 16 points and Johnson scored 12. The Bulldogs were just 19-of-54 shooting.
Iowa State beats Texas Southern 85-73
Marial Shayok scored a career-high 26 points, freshman Talen Horton-Tucker had 26 as well and Iowa State held off Texas Southern 85-73 on Monday night for its third straight win.
Niagara wins season-opener, beats St. Bonaventure 80-72
Marvin Prochet had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Niagara win its season opener with an 80-72 victory over St. Bonaventure on Monday night.
Youngstown State beats D-III Heidelberg 106-83
Garrett Covington scored 21 points, Olamide Pedersen had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Youngstown State beat Division III-member Heidelberg 106-83 on Monday night.