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Prairie View A&M defeats Texas Southern 63-53

Feb 7, 2010 - 4:57 AM PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas(AP) -- Michael Griffin scored 19 points to lead Prairie View A&M to a 63-53 win over Texas Southern on Saturday night.

The Panthers (12-9, 7-3 Southwestern) went into halftime up 37-28 and hung on the rest of the way, leading by as much as 13 early in the second period.

They shot 44 percent from the field and 58 percent from the free throw line. Darnell Hugee added 13 points and Duwan Kornegay scored 10.

The Tigers (11-11, 7-3) dominated in the paint with a 40-22 scoring advantage, but made just 9 of 21 tries from the free-throw line.

Travele Jones led the Tigers with 16 points and Marc Ellis added 11.