ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Cor-J Cox scored 15 points and Paul Crosby recorded a double-double as Mississippi Valley State beat Jackson State 60-54 on Saturday.
Crosby scored 12 points and grabbed 12 boards while Cox added nine rebounds for MVSU. The Delta Devils controlled the boards 44-33.
Jackson State (5-15, 3-5 Southwest Athletic Conference) outshot MVSU from the field 37.5 percent (21 of 56) to 35.8 percent (19 of 53) as neither team shot particularly well.
The Delta Devils (9-11, 8-0) outscored Jackson State 36-31 in the second half, holding the Tigers without a field goal over the final 1:27 and using free throws to seal the win.
MVSU outscored Jackson State in the paint 26-22 and 17-14 off turnovers. The Delta Devil's bench contributed 27 points while the Tigers' bench added just six.
The win moves MVSU to 8-0 in the SWAC for the first time in school history.