Courtesy of Prairie View Athletics
Washington St. 1-2,0-0 Pac-12
Prairie View 3-0,0-0 SWAC
PRAIRIE VIEW – The Prairie View A&M men’s basketball team shot well to a convincing 70-59 Panthers victory Tuesday night over PAC-12 Conference team Washington State in the William J. Nicks Building.
Facing a team that they meet three other times prior to tonight’s game getting the win, putting together one of their best overall team performance, of the early season to delight of nearly 1,000 fans on a chilly night in Prairie View improving the Panthers to a 3-0 overall record.
A 13-4 run to open the first half gave the Panthers a little breathing room and a 18 point lead with over seven minutes left in the half. PVAMU enjoyed a double-digit margin going into the locker room up by 14 (41-27).
Graduate student Will Douglas, led all scorers with 26 points on 11-for-20 shooting. He also had seven rebounds, three assists and two steals and hit at least two 3-point shots ((2-for-3). Senior Jeremiah Gambrell added 21 points and five rebounds, four assists, one block shot and two steals. Grad student Yahuza Rasas was solid from the floor with eight points, seven rebounds, one assist, one blocks and one steal.
The Panthers had a season best 16 assists and shot 46.7 percent (28-for-60) from the field and 47.4 percent (9-for-19) from outside the arc. PVAMU finished the game only shooting a total of six free throws (5-for-6) for 83.3 percent.
The battle became tight closer to the end of regulation as the Cougars went to the free stripe line 19 times hitting 14 free money shots. With 7:28 left on the clock the Panthers advanced their lead by 21. Washington State was able to dwindle the score down to a nine-point deficit with 18 seconds left in the game. 10 of those points came at the free throw line.
PVAMU kept their composure till the end with a final steal by Gambrell to seal the deal.
The Panthers will resume play when they travel to Tennessee at Martin for a 2 p.m. tip in the Elam Center on Sundlay, Nov. 20.
Next Game: at Tennessee at Martin 11/20/2022 | TBA