Khari Jabriel Allen's 3-pointer with 2:02 left brought the Braves to within 54-52, and with 17 seconds left, Troymain Crosby's jump shot reduced it to 55-54. But Dennis Johnson missed a short attempt with four seconds left and Patterson made 1 of 2 free throws for the final margin.
The Panthers built a 22-10 lead with 9:17 left before halftime when Alcorn State proceeded to outscore the Panthers 24-16 over the remainder of the half to get with four.
Neither team helped its cause from the foul line as Prairie View (4-11, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) finished 13 of 24 (54.2 percent) and Alcorn State 11 of 18 (61.1).
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