- Associated Press - Saturday, January 7, 2017

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) - Zach Lofton scored 21 points and Jalan McCloud 16 as Texas Southern rallied in the second half to defeat Prairie View 87-82 on Saturday night.

Prairie View (3-14, 0-3 Southwest Athletic Conference), which had lost 11 of its previous 12 games, led by 10 at halftime.

Texas Southern (7-9, 3-0) opened the second half on a 20-10 run, built a 65-55 edge with just under 10 minutes left.

Marvin Jones and Kevin Scott scored 15 points each for the Tigers.

Prairie View’s Tevin Bellinger - who scored a career-high 24 points - stole the ball and raced for a layup, cutting the gap to 79-77 with 2:05 to play. Ja’Donta Blakely stole Texas Southern’ s next possession, only to have McCloud steal it right back and make two free throws after being fouled.

A Lofton basket with just under a minute to play put Texas Southern up 83-77.

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