- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Troy Thompson scored a career-high 28 points with 10-for-13 shooting to lead Prairie View A&M; past Mississippi Valley State for an 87-72 win Saturday.

Shay’rone Jett added a career-best 21 points for Prairie View (6-14, 3-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), Tevin Bellinger had 12 and Zachary Hamilton 11. The Panthers shot 62 percent in the second half and 53 percent overall (29-55) to pick up their third-straight win.

Thompson’s 3-pointer with 2:01 left in the first half broke the eighth tie of the game and put the Panthers on top for good, 33-30. Prairie View led 39-31 at the break and continued to pull away over the final 20 minutes, twice stretching the lead to 18.

Mississippi Valley State (2-17, 2-4) got 21 points and 12 rebounds from TaJay Henry. Marcus Romain added 18 points, Isaac Williams had 12 and Darrell Riley finished with 10 points and eight assists.

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