PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Gary Blackston scored 21 points, JD Wallace had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Prairie View A&M beat Alcorn State 87-71 on Tuesday night in a Southwestern Conference quarterfinal.
The second-seeded Panthers (15-17) will face No. 3 seed Texas Southern (13-19) in a Friday semifinal.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gary Blackston scored 24 points with four rebounds and four assists and Prairie View A&M beat Southern 77-69 on Saturday in a regular-season finale.
Zachary Hamilton added 22 points and six rebounds for the Panthers (15-17, 12-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) who head to the SWAC Tournament quarterfinals on March 6. Dennis Jones had 13 points and JD Wallace grabbed 12 rebounds.
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — 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 downs Alabama St 80-74 on Jones’ career night
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Dennis Jones scored a career-high 23 points with three steals, Zachary Hamilton and Shaquille Preston scored 15 points apiece, and Prairie View beat Alabama State 80-74 on Saturday to sweep the season series.
Gary Blackston scored 14 points with eight rebounds and five assists and JD Wallace added 10 points with seven boards for the Panthers (12-17, 9-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who entered the game tied for third with Texas Southern.
Mississippi Valley State beats Prairie View A&M 76-71
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Dante Scott had a double-double and Jordan Evans scored all of his 14 points in the second half as Mississippi Valley State rallied to beat Prairie View A&M 76-71 on Monday night.
Scott finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Gemaal Davis scored 13 points — all in the second half — and Kylan Phillips added 10 for MVSU (3-25, 3-12 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Prairie View A&M fends off Ark-Pine Bluff with 76-71 OT win
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Gary Blackston and Dennis Jones each scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures and Prairie View A&M beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 76-71 in overtime on Saturday night.
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.
Jones, Hamilton help PVAMU beat Jackson St. 63-58 in OT
PRARIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Dennis Jones had 22 points and Zachary Hamilton scored five of his 11 points in overtime to help Prairie View A&M beat Jackson State 63-58 on Monday night.
Troy Thompson also scored 11 points and J.D. Wallace added seven to go with 14 rebounds for PVAMU (10-16, 7-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Blackston with 29, Prairie View downs Texas Southern 96-82
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Gary Blackston scored 18 of his 29 points in the first half as Prairie View A&M dominated early to beat Texas Southern 96-82 on Saturday night.
Blackston and Zachary Hamilton each drained three 3-pointers early in the first half as part of a 33-15 start for the Panthers (9-15, 6-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) that also included a 3 by Troy Thompson and two dunks by JD Wallace. They stretched it to 53-34 at intermission.
Hamilton with 21, Prairie View A&M beats Alabama St. 86-80
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Zachary Hamilton scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers and Prairie View A&M beat Alabama State 86-80 on Saturday night.
JD Wallace added 15 points with five rebounds for the Panthers (7-15, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) who have won two in a row after losing four straight. Shaquille Preston had 15 points, Troy Thompson added 13 and Dennis Jones 10.
Hamilton drained five 3-pointers in the first half to help Prairie View build a 42-28 lead at the break.
Blackston, Hamilton score 26 apiece, PVAMU beats MVSU 93-77
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Gary Blackston and Zachary Hamilton had 26 points apiece and Troy Thompson scored 22 to help Prairie View cruise to a 93-77 win over Mississippi Valley State on Monday night and snap a four-game skid.
The trio combined to make 27 of 44 (61.4 percent) from the field, including 11 of Prairie View's 12 3-pointers.
Blackston scores 24; Prairie View A&M beats Southern 78-74
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Gary Blackston scored 24 points and Zachary Hamilton added 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Prairie View A&M hold on for a 78-74 win over Southern on Wednesday night.
Austin Starr had 14 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals, and Dennis Jones finished with 11 points, five assists and five steals for Prairie View (5-11, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). The Panthers are 2-0 in conference play for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
Prairie View A&M beats Alcorn State 76-64 in SWAC opener
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — 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.
Zachary Hamilton and Austin Starr each scored 12 points for Prairie View. Blackston also had eight rebounds and three steals.
Hamilton has 25, Blackston 20, Prairie View ends skid 110-80
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Zachary Hamilton scored 25 points, Gary Blackston had 20 and Prairie View A&M ended an eight-game losing streak with a 110-80 win over NAIA Jarvis Christian on Friday.
Hamilton went 5 of 9 from 3-point range and 7 of 11 overall and made all six of his free throws. Blackston was 10 of 11 from the field. Iwin Ellis and J.D. Wallace had 10 points apiece for the Panthers (3-11) and Dennis Jones had eight points and 10 assists.
Furstinger with 20 points, 10 boards, New Mexico wins 87-78
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Joe Furstinger set a career high for the second straight game, finishing with 20 points to lead New Mexico to an 87-78 win over Prairie View A&M on Friday.
Furstinger, who also had 10 rebounds, did most of his damage from the line, hitting all 12 of his attempts. Antino Jackson added 17 points for the Lobos (5-8).
Ohio pulls away in 2nd half, beats Prairie View A&M 84-65
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jordan Dartis scored 23 points and Ohio pulled away early in the second half to beat Prairie View A&M 84-65 on Wednesday night.
James Gollon added a career-best 17 points for Ohio (6-5), which shot 25 of 55 from the field and made 10 3-pointers. Kevin Mickle, Gavin Block, and Teyvion Kirk each had 14 points. Kirk finished with a career-high seven assists.
Houston pulls away from Prairie View A&M for 92-72 victory
HOUSTON (AP) — Armoni Brooks scored a career-high 24 points, Corey Davis Jr. added 15 and Houston beat Prairie View A&M 92-72 on Sunday.
Houston led 44-39 at halftime before the Panthers went on a 10-4 run out of the break with Dennis Jones scoring half their points. The game stayed even until Brooks made three 3s in less than two minutes and the Cougars never trailed again.
Tulsa holds off Prairie View A&M 77-73 behind Etou, Artison
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Junior Etou tallied 19 points and nine rebounds and Geno Artison buried a huge 3-pointer in the final minute to help Tulsa hold off Prairie View A&M 77-73 on Thursday night.
Corey Henderson Jr. added 15 points for the Golden Hurricane (6-4), who led by one point when Artison hit from long range to put Tulsa up 72-68 with 53 seconds left. Henderson hit 3 of 4 free throws and Jaleel Wheeler put the game out of reach with a pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining.
Hawaii beats Prairie View A&M 72-60
HONOLULU (AP) — Drew Buggs scored 17 points, Brocke Stepteau added 16 and Hawaii beat Prairie View A&M 72-60 on Wednesday night.
Prairie View trailed by 13 points in the second half but pulled within 61-57 with 3:26 left. Stepteau answered with a deep 3-pointer, as the shot clock was ending, for Hawaii's second field goal in its last 13 attempts.
The Panthers went without a field goal for the final 4:30 of the game.
UC Santa Barbara survives Prairie View A&M 69-66
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 30 and kept UC Santa Barbara close enough to sneak past Prairie View A&M in the final minutes 69-66 on Friday night.
Hamilton leads Prairie View to first win of season, 80-70
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zachary Hamilton scored 23 points and Prairie View A&M picked up its first victory of the season, beating Eastern Kentucky 80-70 at the MGM Main Event tournament on Monday.
Hamilton was 8-of-16 shooting and made three 3-pointers for the Panthers (1-3), who came in winless after a challenging string of games against Oregon, UNLV and Utah. Gary Blackston added 19 points and five assists and Dennis Jones 14 points.
UNLV controls Prairie View A&M from the start in 98-63 win
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anthony Smith scored 17 points and Jordan Johnson tallied 16 points, and UNLV rolled to a 98-63 victory against winless Prairie View A&M on Wednesday night.
All five UNLV starters scored within the first five minutes and Kris Clyburn's layup gave UNLV (2-0) an 11-0 lead that largely went unchallenged. Zachary Hamilton's layup with 10:14 before half brought Prairie View A&M (0-3) within 22-13 which marked the last time the Panthers trailed by single digits.