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.
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.
Guard James Bouknight, ranked 87th in the ESPN 100, is the first player from the Class of 2019 to commit to UConn and first-year coach Dan Hurley.