Alonso scores 18, helps spark comeback for UNC Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Francis Alonso scored 15 of his 18 points as UNC Greensboro rallied after halftime to defeat Prairie View 74-66 Monday night.

Two nights after setting the program record for 3-pointers (310), Alonso was 1-for-5 from distance and still accounted for half the Spartans 3-pointers as the team went 2-for-17.

Prairie View (1-4) led by six at the half and pushed that to 12 points early in the final period, 49-37. Eric Hamilton scored on a drive and Alonso added two more as the Spartans got a defensive board and a steal and the comeback was on. Alonso scored 11 points, another layup pulling UNCG to 59-58 with seven minutes remaining in the game.

Kaleb Hunter was fouled behind the arc and made all three free throws as UNC Greensboro took a 61-60 lead. Kyrin Galloway finished with 14 points, Hamilton 12 and Isaiah Miller with 10. James Dickey added 13 rebounds.

Darius Williams led the Panthers with 15 points and three 3-pointers. Making eight treys in the first half, Prairie View was held to 1-for-6 in the second.

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