Prairie View def Grambling State 95-44
GRAMBLING, La. — Tre Hagood scored 15 points and Jayrn Johnson added 14 as Prairie View beat Grambling 95-44, handing the Tigers their 21st straight Division I loss.
Prairie View led the entire game and scored 44 points off of 32 Grambling State turnovers.
Zachary Hamilton scored 12 points, Montrael Scott added 11 and Reggis Onwukamuche chipped in 10 to help Prairie View (9-16, 7-5) win its third consecutive game for the second time this season.
Prairie View held a 43-19 lead at halftime, led by Onwukamuche’s 10 points and eight boards. He finished with 12 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.
A’Torri Shine hit all seven of his free throws and finished with 15 points for Grambling (2-21, 0-13). Freshman Kyle Williams had a season-high 10 rebounds. The Tigers were held to 13-of-46 shooting (28.3 percent).
Southern def Mississippi Valley State 68-56
GREENWOOD, Miss. — Adrian Rodgers scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Southern beat Mississippi Valley State 68-56 on Monday night.
Joell Hopkins had 13 points and Tre Lynch added 12 for Southern (13-14, 10-3). Keith Davis had a team-high 10 rebounds as the Jaguars held a 50-37 advantage on the glass.
MVSU pulled within three points, 54-51, but Southern scored the next eight points, with back-to-back 3-pointers by Lynch, to extend its lead to 62-51 with 4:30 left. The Jaguars led by as many as 14 points in the second half.
Jeffrey Simmons led the Delta Devils (5-21, 4-9) with 16 points. Jordan Washington scored 14 and Billy Jackson added 10. MVSU made just 19-of-63 shots (30.2 percent).
Simmons gave Mississippi Valley a 30-29 lead with 18:06 left in the second half, but Southern scored the next seven points and never relinquished its lead.
Texas Southern def Jackson State 71-70
JACKSON, Miss. — Malcolm Riley scored 19 points and 15 rebounds as Texas Southern came from behind to beat Jackson State 71-70 in overtime on Monday night.
Riley nailed a three point jumper with 1:22 left in the extra period to give Texas Southern a 69-68 lead. Janarius Middleton answered with a layup to put Jackson State out front 70-69 with 31 seconds remaining.
TSU’s Madarious Gibbs missed a layup but Jason Carter came away with the rebound and was fouled. Carter left the game with an injured elbow. Chris Thomas was selected to shoot the free throws and he made both for the win.
David Blanks had 16 points and Gibbs added 15 for TSU (13-12, 10-2).
Middleton led Jackson State (8-18, 6-7) with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Raeford Worsham and Kaven Barnard had 17 apiece.
Gibbs made two free throws with eight seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime.