PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- Gerard Andrus had his first career double-double and Darius Williams scored all his 12 points in the second half to help Prairie View A&M beat Alabama State 69-67 on Monday night for the Panthers' 10th win in a row.
Andrus, a juco transfer, finished with 14 points and a season-high 11 rebounds. Antoine Lister added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Dennis Jones had nine points and nine assists for Prairie View.
Williams scored the first eight points, including two 3-pointers, in a 10-0 run that gave PVAMU (11-11, 9-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a six-point lead with 6:23 left. Reginald Gee hit a 3 to put Alabama State up 60-59 with two minutes left but Jones answered with a 3 before Williams made a layup to give the Panthers four-point advantage with 1:08 left. Gary Blackston hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 67-65 with 31 seconds to go and, after a Hornets offensive foul, Taishaun Johnson made two foul shots with eight seconds remaining. Tobi Ewuosho added a layup at the buzzer.
Jacoby Ross led Alabama State (8-12, 6-3) with 19 points. The Hornets fell into a three-way tie with Texas Southern and Jackson State for second in the conference standings.
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