PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- Malcolm Miller had 12 points and nine rebounds and Southern University defeated Prairie View A&M 61-39 on Saturday.
Javan Mitchell, Jameel Grace and Derick Beltran scored 10 points apiece for the Jaguars (21-9, 15-3 SWAC). Southern will be the top seed for the SWAC tournament beginning March 13 in Garland, Texas, as the other two top regular-season teams, Texas Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, are ineligible for the title.
Jourdan DeMuynck led the Panthers (13-18, 8-10) with 18 points -- all but two in the first half -- and tied for the team lead with eight rebounds.
Prairie View raced to an 11-4 lead as DeMuynck hit three early 3-pointers. Southern finished the half on a 15-3 run to lead 30-20 at the break.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.