PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- Dennis Jones had 15 points and 10 assists, Gary Blackston added 13 points and six assists, and Prairie View A&M beat Alcorn State 76-64 on Monday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The Panthers (4-11) opened SWAC play with a win for the first time since 2011.
Prairie View had a 38-31 lead at halftime after shooting 48 percent. Hamilton scored five points during an 11-0 second-half run -- with 3-pointers on 3 of 4 possessions -- for a 52-39 lead with 14:03 to go. The Panthers led by double digits the rest of the way.
Dante Sterling led Alcorn State (4-10) with 17 points. The Braves shot 36.5 percent from the field and turned it over 20 times.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.