Prairie View took the lead for good when Patterson scored near the 14-minute mark of the second half. Antoine Lister and Chancellor Ellis followed with back-to-back 3-pointers and the Panthers were up 58-51. They led by double-digits most of the final 9 minutes.
Prairie View is riding a seven-game winning streak and leads Alabama State (5-1) by one game in the SWAC standings.
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