Prairie View defeats Alcorn State 78-55

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP)—Derek Johnson scored 22 points and Prairie View A&M defeated Alcorn State 78-55 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.

Prairie View (4-9) shot 49.2 percent (30 of 61) from the field, including 50 percent (11 of 22) in the second half.

Dorian McDaniel scored 17 points and was 3 of 5 from 3-point range for the Panthers. Michael Griffin added five steals and Christopher Jones grabbed nine rebounds for Prairie View A&M.

Alcorn State (2-11), which committed 18 turnovers, shot 33.3 perdcent from the field (19 of 57).

The Braves were led by Jonathan Boyd with 14 points, Darius Hobson with 11 and Jarvis Williams with 10.

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