PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- Gary Blackston and Zachary Hamilton had 26 points apiece and Troy Thompson scored 22 to help Prairie View cruise to a 93-77 win over Mississippi Valley State on Monday night and snap a four-game skid.
The trio combined to make 27 of 44 (61.4 percent) from the field, including 11 of Prairie View's 12 3-pointers.
The Panthers used runs of 12-2 and 13-1 to push the lead into double figures for good before scoring 14 of the final 18 first-half points to take a 53-32 lead into the break. Thompson had 18 points, Blackston scored 15 and Hamilton 13 as PVAMU shot 66.7 percent (18 of 27) from the field.
Jordan Evans, a transfer from Western Texas College, led MVSU (0-20, 0-7) with 30 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers. The junior has made 13 of 18 from 3-point range while scoring 93 points in the last three games, including a 41-point performance in a 78-70 overtime loss to Southern on Jan. 15.
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