Texas Southern 84, Prairie View A&M 49
HOUSTON — DaQuan Joyner and Madarious Gibbs both scored 13 points off the bench as Texas Southern defeated cold-shooting Prairie View A&M 84-49 on Saturday night.
Dexter Ellington and Omar Strong had 12 points apiece for the Tigers (4-11, 3-0 Southwestern Athletic).
Ryan Gesiakowski scored 14 points and Louis Munks 13 for the Panthers (5-11, 1-2), who shot 34 percent (17 of 50) from the floor. They made just 7 of 26 attempts in the first half en route to trailing 34-19 at the break.
Texas Southern shot 51.9 percent (27 of 52) from the field and scored 31 points off of 19 Prairie View A&M turnovers.
Mississippi Valley State 67, Alabama State 60
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Mississippi Valley State remained undefeated in SWAC play Saturday with a come-from-behind road victory at Alabama State. Led by Terrence Joyner’s 17 points, the Delta Devils overcame a 34-31 halftime deficit to defeat the Hornets, who also entered the game without a conference loss.
MVSU took the lead on a Paul Crosby layup with just under 11 minutes to play and built the lead to as many as 11 late in the second half.
Kenderek Washington led Alabama State with 17 points.
Alcorn State 63, Jackson State 60
ALCORN STATE, Miss. — Ken McDonald scored 17 points to lead Alcorn State over Jackson State 63-60 on Saturday.
Alcorn State (4-11, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) hadn’t trailed until 2:37 remaining when Derrell Taylor’s three-point play put Jackson State ahead 57-54. Zavian Rimmer then scored five straight to put the Braves back on top.
After a Jenirro Bush 3 gave the Tigers back the advantage, KeDorian Sullivan made a layup with 19 seconds left to put Alcorn State ahead for good, 61-60.
Bush then missed a layup 10 seconds later and Ken McDonald made two free throws to seal it for the Braves. Alcorn State, which shot 50 percent in the first half (12 of 24), led 34-19 at halftime.
Rimmer finished with 12 points Christian Williams scored all 18 of his points in the second half for Jackson State (3-12, 1-2), and Bush added 14.
Southern 72, Grambling 59
BATON ROUGE, La. — On a night when Southern retired the jersey of former great Bob Love, the Jaguars delivered with a win against their cross-state rival Grambling, 72-59.
Quinton Doggett scored 20 to lead Southern, and Mike Celestin hit five three-pointers coming off the bench to move SU to 2-1 in conference play.
Quincy Roberts led all scorers with 29 for Grambling. The Tigers fell to 1-2 in the SWAC.
Alabama A&M 65, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Casey Canty scored 20 points and Alabama A&M sank five free throws in the final minute to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65-62 on Saturday night for the Bulldogs’ first Southwestern Athletic Conference win of the season.
Green Hill added 13 points for the Bulldogs (3-9, 1-2), who snapped an eight-game losing skid. Alabama A&M opened the game on a 25-10 run, thanks to 13 points by Canty, and led Arkansas-Pine Bluff 34-23 at the break.
The Bulldogs held on despite being outscored 39-31 in the second half. The Bulldogs outrebounded the Golden Lions 34-26 and had the edge in bench scoring 28-19.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff forced 13 Alabama A&M turnovers, but scored just 16 points off them.
The Bulldogs notched 17 points off 13 Golden Lions turnovers. Lazabian Jackson scored 20 points and Savalace Townsend 13 for the Golden Lions (1-14, 0-2).