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Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Mississippi Valley State

MVSU 82, Ark.-Pine Bluff 67


ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Falando Jones had 25 points and 12 rebounds as Mississippi Valley State pulled away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff 82-67 on Tuesday night in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Paul Crosby added 21 points for the Delta Devils (2-11), who snapped a seven-game skid.

Mississippi Valley State led 37-31 at halftime, then saw the Golden Lions (1-13) get within two points just a minute into the second half. After Jones knocked down two 3-pointers to spark a 12-2 run, Arkansas-Pine Bluff could get no closer than five and trailed by double digits the last 6:56.

While the Golden Lions had a better overall shooting percentage, 50.9 percent (28 of 55) to 48.3 percent (29 of 60), the difference was beyond the arc. The Delta Devils hit 12 of 28 3-pointers compared to only 1 of 9 for Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Savalace Townsend led the Golden Lions with 21 points.

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Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
M. Anderson, F333-70-05126
D. Broughton, F305-90-260010
A. Allen, F72-40-03034
C. Johnson, G325-70-020110
S. Townsend, G317-136-851521
L. Jackson295-122-512312
J. Harris181-30-11032
D. Nelson100-02-21302
R. Bailey30-00-00010
J. Floyd30-00-01000
D. Smith20-00-00000
Totals 28-5510-182971867
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
F. Jones, F289-134-6122325
P. Crosby, C347-145-563121
A. Studivant, C151-30-04232
T. Joyner, G283-81-232310
K. Burwell, G272-61-23636
C. Cox254-81-232110
B. Arrington171-30-02223
B. Ralling161-20-01023
L. Pajkovic111-30-11012
Totals 29-6012-1837191982
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