Mississippi Valley State vs Grambling

MVSU 65, Grambling St. 50

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GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Matt Smith tallied 17 points and seven rebounds to help Mississippi Valley State beat Grambling State 65-50 Monday night and hand the Tigers their 18th straight loss.

Davon Usher knocked down three treys en route to 14 points and Cordarius Sample came off the bench for 12 points for the Delta Devils, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Grambling State outshot MVSU (2-16, 2-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) 42.9 percent (21 of 49) to 41.9 percent (26 of 62) and held a 36-30 rebounding edge but the Tigers committed 20 turnovers. MVSU scored 26 points off those errors.

Brandon Dorsett led Grambling (0-18, 0-9) with 11 points but was the lone Tiger in double figures. The Tigers' bench contributed 12 points, compared to 19 for MVSU.

The Delta Devils opened the game on an 11-2 run and took a 30-21 lead into halftime. MVSU led by as much as 20, 65-45.

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Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
B. Ralling, F320-70-05440
M. Smith, G357-113-671117
D. Usher, G325-161-251314
E. Thomas, G313-70-06226
D. Marshall, G283-71-11309
C. Samples185-91-230112
C. Dobbs121-30-01003
J. Francis80-00-01000
C. Henry42-20-00114
Totals 26-626-1130121265
 41.9%54.5% 
Grambling Tigers
D. Wheeler, F304-61-25119
S. Dandridge, F113-40-02016
T. Rose, G352-62-24238
B. Purvis, G312-90-06124
B. Dorsett, G214-72-422111
C. Cobbins191-50-05112
D. Copeland161-20-01002
B. Turner132-70-23004
W. Hornsby110-10-00020
P. Roberson102-20-01124
R. Higgins30-00-01200
Totals 21-495-1036101350
 42.9%50% 
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
 
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