Lamar 91, Prairie View A&M 83
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – A late charge was not enough for Prairie View A&M to overcome Lamar at home, as the Panthers fell 91-83 to the Cardinals on Friday.
Down 68-53 with just under 12 minutes left in the contest, PVAMU clawed back into it, and Zachary Hamilton pulled Prairie View to 82-81 with a 3-pointer with 3:03 left but Lamar scored the next seven — with five from Dorian Chatman — to create an insurmountable deficit for Prairie View.
Lamar held a decisive advantage at the foul line. Lamar was 22-of-36 from the stripe compared to Prairie View’s 8 of 13.
Hamilton hit seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points for Prairie View (2-4). Shay’rone Jett made 7 of 9 shots and had 18 points and seven rebounds.
Northern Arizona 71, Alabama State 57
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Alabama State had a night to forget in a 71-57 loss to Northern Arizona in the Global Sports Classic.
Alabama State struck first, but proceeded to surrender the next 11 points of the game to NAU and never got back into it. The Hornets were particularly off-target from deep, going just 2-of-23. NAU wasn’t much better at 4-of-19, but the Lumberjacks made 21-of-29 from the line to 9-of-13 for the Hornets.
Corvon Butler had 12 points for Alabama State (0-5) but only two in the second half. Steve Rogers and Mikel Tyson each scored nine, but Rogers struggled shooting, going 4-of-15 (1-of-10 from 3).
Texas-Rio Grande Valley 101, Grambling State 93 (OT)
NICEVILLE, Fla. – A high-scoring affair got away from Grambling State, who fell in overtime to Texas-Rio Grande Valley 101-93 during the Emerald Coast Classic.
Down three heading into the second half, Grambling forced the extra session in dramatic fashion as Remond Brown made a steal and scored a layup as time ran out in regulation tie at 88-88.
The extra period went the way of UT-RGV, however. Nick Dixon and Lew Stallworth scored four points each in the overtime, during which the Vaqueros never trailed. Grambling was outscored 13-5 in the deciding stanza.
GSU’s Avery Ugba had 26 points and 20 rebounds for the Tigers (1-4). Brown added 25 points and Ervin Mitchell also posted a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.