Mississippi Valley State vs Texas Southern

MVSU 77, Texas Southern 69


HOUSTON (AP) - Terrence Joyner and Paul Crosby scored five points each in overtime as Mississippi Valley State defeated Texas Southern 77-69 on Monday night.

In a first-place Southwestern Athletic Conference showdown, Joyner led the Delta Devils (8-11, 7-0) with 18 points, and Brent Arrington added 17. Crosby had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Omar Strong scored 16 points and Madarious Gibbs 14 for the Tigers (6-13, 5-2), who dropped into third place in the SWAC standings, a half-game behind Southern, which beat Alabama State on Monday.

Gibbs' driving layup at the regulation buzzer tied the score at 63-all.

In overtime, Joyner provided the first score with a 3-pointer, and Crosby had a three-point play to give the Delta Devils a 71-65 lead with 2:06 remaining. Joyner added a jumper, and Mississippi Valley State protected the lead at the free-throw line.

William Pugh scored 12 points for the Delta Devils.

Lawrence Johnson-Danner had 13 points and Fred Sturdivant 10 for Texas Southern.

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Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
P. Crosby, C343-109-10122415
A. Studivant, C190-40-04010
K. Burwell, G451-76-85238
T. Joyner, G417-110-031418
B. Arrington, G305-95-651417
C. Cox353-111-28247
W. Pugh215-111-152212
Totals 24-6322-2747102277
Texas Southern Tigers
A. Clayborn, F160-42-26032
D. King, F111-20-01012
L. Johnson-Danner, G394-72-232213
O. Strong, G396-140-063216
D. Ellington, G312-90-03325
D. Joyner322-83-54237
F. Sturdivant284-72-550010
M. Gibbs183-67-1031314
J. Peters60-00-00210
P. Onwenu30-00-01010
T. Price20-00-00010
Totals 22-5716-2436131969
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.16-222-13118
Alabama St.14-419-10257
Southern U.13-518-17229
Prairie View12-615-18260
Jackson St.9-911-21322
Alabama A&M8-109-20330
Miss. Val.5-136-26345
Alcorn St.4-146-26348
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