The 7-seed Prairie View A&M Panthers fell to Jackson State by a score of 50-38 in Wednesday's first-round action.
The Panthers stayed competitive all game, until the Tigers pulled away late. The 2-seed Jackson State avoided a similar fate of a year ago, when they finished with a 17-1 conference record, but were stunned in the first round of the conference tournament by Grambling State.
Jackson State advances to the semi-finals, where they will face the winner of tomorrow's Mississippi Valley State-Grambling State matchup.
Prairie View A&M finishes its season with a 10-22 record.