Alabama A&M vs Mississippi Valley State

MVSU 79, Alabama A&,M 68

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ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Davon Usher scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half as Mississippi Valley State earned its first victory of the season, defeating Alabama A&M 79-68 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game Sunday night.

Darius Tomlin added 15 of his 21 points in the second half, when the Delta Devils (1-11, 1-1) shot 57.1 percent (16 of 28) to expand a 25-24 halftime lead and end a three-game winning streak for the Bulldogs (6-8, 2-1).

Usher made 5 of 8 shots in the second half and all 10 of his free-throw attempts, and he scored nine points during an 18-5 run that gave Mississippi Valley State a 56-41 lead with 8:19 remaining.

Alabama A&M cut the margin to six, 60-54, but the Delta Devils reeled off nine straight points in a 1:11 span, including four by Tomlin.

Jeremy Crutcher and Demarquelle Tabb scored 16 points each for the Bulldogs.

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Scoreboard
Alabama A&M (6-8)244468
Mississippi Valley State (1-11) «255479

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs
J. Banks, C193-40-07006
D. Tabb, G367-142-561416
G. Hill, G353-101-23727
B. Ellis, G325-101-120413
J. Crutcher, G295-112-301316
T. Davis233-30-02159
J. Long130-21-23011
J. Colvin40-00-00010
B. Houston40-10-00000
J. Wagner40-00-00000
Totals 26-557-1332102068
 47.3%53.8% 
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
B. Ralling, F262-70-04345
J. Francis, C101-60-01022
D. Usher, G397-1310-1090127
D. Marshall, G220-20-04500
M. Johnson, G190-20-02020
M. Smith304-103-660111
D. Tomlin238-135-511221
E. Thomas141-20-02022
C. Dobbs124-50-011111
C. Henry30-00-01000
C. Samples20-10-00000
Totals 27-6118-2135101579
 44.3%85.7% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.17-223-12105
Alcorn St.14-518-14228
Grambling11-815-17318
Southern U.11-815-18320
Jackson St.10-914-18322
Prairie View10-913-20307
Miss. Val.7-127-25334
Ark.-PB6-127-25345
Alabama St.6-138-23342
Alabama A&M2-162-27351
 
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