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.
Five-star forward C.J. Walker announces commitment to Oregon
Five-star forward C.J. Walker, ranked No. 20 in the ESPN 100 for the 2019 class, announced his commitment to Oregon on Wednesday, choosing the Ducks over Miami and LSU.
Oklahoma's McNeace double-clutches for a nice dunk
Jamuni McNeace soars double-clutches and slams home a dunk to increase Oklahoma's lead.
MSU spent nearly $4 million on Title IX investigators as reports spiked
Michigan State has paid a Title IX investigative firm $3.9 million since February, Outside the Lines reports. Just 25 investigations were completed in 2017-18 -- down from 74 the year before -- and the average investigation length has grown 50 percent.