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Mississippi Valley State vs Alabama State

Alabama St. 73, MVSU 65

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Phillip Crawford finished 12 of 17 for a career-high 29 points and 17 rebounds as Alabama State held on to beat Mississippi Valley State 73-65 Monday.

Jamel Waters scored 11 points and Shawntez Patterson added 10 to help Alabama State (8-16, 5-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) snap a three-game losing streak.

Trailing at halftime 40-27, Mississippi Valley State fought back to take a 54-53 lead on Davon Usher's jumper with 6:49 remaining.

After Usher's 3-pointer gave the Delta Devils a 59-56 advantage, Patterson's 3-pointer sparked a 7-0 run for Alabama State to give the Hornets the lead 65-59 with 4:26 left.

Mississippi Valley State (3-18, 3-8) would cut the deficit to 69-64 on Ervin Thomas' dunk with 1:14 to go, but Waters made a layup and Ryan Watts converted two free throws down the stretch to seal the victory for the Tigers.

Usher led the Delta Devils with 19 points.

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Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
E. Thomas, F405-92-4101314
B. Ralling, F122-32-22136
D. Tomlin, G321-60-04252
D. Marshall, G222-70-01205
C. Henry, G182-40-02034
C. Samples233-101-31108
M. Smith181-41-22023
D. Usher166-105-730319
J. Francis142-40-02014
C. Dobbs50-20-00020
Totals 24-5911-183172265
 40.7%61.1% 
Alabama State Hornets
P. Crawford, F3112-175-6170129
L. Page, F170-31-43021
J. Waters, G363-95-715211
S. Patterson, G264-40-050310
J. Freelove, G173-70-02127
D. McDaniel342-61-12235
R. Watts192-54-62248
B. Brown121-40-03012
J. Jefferson80-20-03100
Totals 27-5716-2441111873
 47.4%66.7% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Alabama St.0-03-4232
Southern U.0-03-8293
Grambling0-02-7251
Ark.-PB0-02-9199
Jackson St.0-02-10298
Alabama A&M0-01-7301
Alcorn St.0-01-8328
Texas So.0-01-8227
Miss. Val.0-01-9299
Prairie View0-01-9292
 
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ND 47 Final
SYR 63
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PITT 56