MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Zachary Hamilton scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers and Prairie View A&M beat Alabama State 86-80 on Saturday night.
JD Wallace added 15 points with five rebounds for the Panthers (7-15, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) who have won two in a row after losing four straight. Shaquille Preston had 15 points, Troy Thompson added 13 and Dennis Jones 10.
Hamilton drained five 3-pointers in the first half to help Prairie View build a 42-28 lead at the break.
Alabama State trailed throughout the second half, pulling to 78-70 on a Jacoby Ross jumper with 2:19 to play. Preston replied with a dunk and Hamilton drained another 3 to stretch it to 83-71 with 1:18 left.
Reginald Gee scored a career-best 27 points for the Hornets (3-17, 3-5) who have lost four of the last five.
Five-star point guard Josiah James, ranked No. 20 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Tennessee over Clemson, Duke and Michigan State.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.