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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Gonzaga entered the NCAA Tournament with the nation's top scoring margin, 23.8 points per game.
Purdue faces big test against defending champ Villanova
Purdue faces quite the obstacle in its path toward a third consecutive Sweet 16 appearance in the form of reigning national champion Villanova.
Upstart Wofford hopes to keep rolling against Kentucky
Kentucky's players making their first appearances in the NCAA Tournament haven't seemed fazed.