Mississippi Valley State vs South Carolina

South Carolina 61, MVSU 57

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Malik Cooke scored 18 points and spearheaded a late rally as South Carolina escaped the upset bid of Mississippi Valley State with a 61-57 victory on Tuesday night.

The Gamecocks trailed by 11 points with just over six minutes remaining but closed the game on a 22-7 run to avoid losing their third straight to a smaller conference foe. Eric Smith gave South Carolina (2-2) the lead for good on a jumper with just less than two minutes remaining to help South Carolina snap a two-game losing streak. Cooke scored 12 of his 18 points during that span, including South Carolina's final seven points.

Freshman Damien Leonard added 16 points for the Gamecocks in the preliminary round game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Terrence Joyner led the Delta Devils (0-4) with 22 points.

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Mississippi Valley State (0-4)263157
South Carolina (2-2) «303161

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Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
F. Jones, F323-74-426511
A. Studivant, F221-31-42043
P. Crosby, C322-71-16035
T. Joyner, G378-132-412522
K. Burwell, G352-70-02335
C. Cox253-70-08027
B. Arrington161-52-36124
L. Pajkovic10-00-00000
Totals 20-4910-1630122457
 40.8%62.5% 
South Carolina Gamecocks
M. Cooke, F324-810-1243118
A. Gill, F293-62-38138
D. Harris, F191-32-23024
D. Leonard, G325-122-230216
E. Smith, G313-60-13228
L. Jackson190-21-33011
R. Slawson162-60-23244
C. Geathers110-00-03010
B. Richardson111-50-02112
Totals 19-4817-253691761
 39.6%68% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.12-216-11128
Alcorn St.12-315-11241
Southern U.10-514-14304
Grambling7-711-15330
Jackson St.7-711-16316
Prairie View7-710-18309
Alabama St.6-88-18341
Ark.-PB6-97-22339
Miss. Val.4-114-24337
Alabama A&M1-131-24351

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Florida13-223-58
Kentucky13-223-510
Arkansas10-521-735
S. Carolina10-520-830
Alabama9-616-1173
Ole Miss8-717-1166
Vanderbilt8-715-1349
Georgia7-816-1257
Tennessee7-815-1352
Auburn6-917-1177
Texas A&M6-914-1394
Miss. State5-1014-13135
Missouri2-137-20242
LSU1-149-18172
 
Other games
Memphis 99 Final
Tenn 97
La Salle 69 Final
PITT 73
Ark St 27 Final
Louisville 54
Michigan 75 Final
DUKE 82
TNST 69 Final
NC 102
UMKC 31 Final
Wisc 77
UCLA 56 Final
Kansas 72
SCST 50 Final
Baylor 70
Missouri 92 Final
California 53