BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Devonte Patterson had 24 points as Prairie View beat Grambling State 81-71 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on Friday.
Patterson converted all 12 of his free throws. He added eight rebounds.
Gary Blackston had 18 points for Prairie View (21-12). Darius Williams added 16 points and seven rebounds. Dennis Jones had 11 points for Prairie View.
Ivy Smith Jr. had 21 points and seven assists for the Tigers (17-16). Axel Mpoyo added 16 points and nine rebounds. Anthony Gaston had 10 points.