NORMAL, Al. -- Jourdan DeMuynck scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures as Prairie View defeated Alabama State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday night.
Trailing 29-24 at the break, the Panthers outscored the Hornets 41-27 in the second half, shooting 48 percent from the field (12 of25) to the Hornets' 38.2 percent (11 of 28) and hitting 70.6 percent from the foul line (12 of 17) to the Hornet's 33.3 percent (2 of 6).
Alabama State committed 22 turnovers against Prairie View's nine.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.