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Prairie View upends Alcorn State 66-60 in SWAC finale

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2017 at 7:05 p.m.



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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Zachary Hamilton scored 23 points with the help of six 3-pointers and Tevin Bellinger added 17 and Prairie View upended Alcorn State 66-60 in a regular season finale for both teams on Saturday night.

The Panthers (13-19, 10-8 Southwestern Athletic Association) are heading to the SWAC Tournament, which starts on March 7. Alcorn State (16-13, 13-5) is the No. 2 seed.

Hamilton and Troy Thompson combined for four 3-pointers early to help the Panthers to a 21-7 start. Hamilton sank two more from deep in the period and Prairie View was up 42-29 at the break.

Hamilton opened the second half with two more 3s to help stretch it to 50-33 with 17:45 to play. Prairie View went nearly five minutes without a bucket after that, but Shaquille Preston had back-to-back dunks to get the Panthers moving again and they led 58-45 with 6:12 left.

A.J. Mosby scored 19 points for the Braves.

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