UT Rio Grande Valley holds off Prairie View, wins 79-57
EDINBURGH, Texas (AP) — Lesley Varner II scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Texas-Rio Grande Valley rode a 10-point first-half lead to a 79-57 victory over Prairie View A&M on Wednesday night.
Varner hit two free throws and knocked down a jumper with :44 left in the first half and Greg Bowie hit a pair of free throws to put UTRVG up by 10 points at intermission.
The Vaqueros shot 38.9 percent from their home floor (21 of 54) and hit just 2 of 12 from distance. Defensively they held Prairie View to just 31.4 percent from the field (22 of 70).
Bowie finished with 14 points and Terry Winn III added 12 for Texas-Rio Grande Valley (3-1).
Gerard Andrus scored 18 points and Devonte Patterson grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Panthers (1-2).