J.D. Wallace's layup put the Panthers up 66-64 to start overtime and Prairie View never trailed again. Wallace's dunk made it 74-71 with 12 seconds left, and after a timeout, Charles Jackson missed a 3-point attempt with a chance to tie.
Travon Harper's layup for Pine Bluff as time expired at the end of regulation tied it at 64 to force the extra session. Zachary Hamilton's layup with six seconds to go put Prairie View (11-16, 8-5 Southwestern Athletic) ahead 64-62. Before that, Harper's 3-point play tied it at 62 with 33 seconds remaining.
Troy Thompson scored 12 for the Panthers and Hamilton and Wallace each scored 11.
Harper led the Golden Lions (9-19, 9-5) with 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting and a team-high seven rebounds. Christian Robertson made all seven of his shot attempts for 14 points and Jackson scored 13.
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.