Alabama A&M 78, Prairie View 68

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NORMAL, Ala. (AP)—Obie Trotter scored 31 and Rickey Ricketts added 21 to lead Alabama A&M to a 78-68 rout of Prairie View A&M Saturday night.

Trotter was 5-of-6 from 3-point range and hit 8 of 11 free throws for the Bulldogs (6-10, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference), while Ricketts completed five 3-pointers.

Lorenzo Burks added 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Roderick Riley led Prairie View with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Kevin Cooper was 6-of-17 for 16. Adrian Simmons added 15 points, and Joshua Thompson finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Prairie View (3-14, 3-5) outrebounded the Bulldogs 40-34, but was held to 36 percent shooting. The Panthers also led 37-36 at halftime, but let Alabama A&M outscore them 42-31 in the second half.

The Bulldogs hit 46 percent of their shots, and scored 12 points off Prairie View’s 10 turnovers.

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