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.16-218-15185
Alcorn St.13-515-15253
Jackson St.12-620-16222
Southern U.11-722-13186
Alabama St.9-914-17265
Prairie View7-117-24334
Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Ark.-PB6-128-25310
Miss. Val.6-128-27330
Grambling4-147-24350

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas A&M13-528-918
Kentucky13-527-911
S. Carolina11-725-965
LSU11-719-1494
Vanderbilt11-719-1463
Ole Miss10-820-1297
Georgia10-820-1462
Florida9-921-1555
Arkansas9-916-16133
Alabama8-1018-1573
Miss. State7-1114-17152
Tennessee6-1215-19145
Auburn5-1311-20175
Missouri3-1510-21223
 
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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