Hornets/Bulldogs Rally, MVSU Completes 9-0 Sweep
Alabama State 66, Texas Southern 59 (OT)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Ivory White scored 21 points and Phillip Crawford added 17 as Alabama State rallied to beat Texas Southern in overtime on Monday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Texas Southern entered halftime leading 32-18 and pushed that lead to 48-30 behind five straight points from Fred Sturdivant. However, Alabama State (8-13, 5-4 Southwest Athletic Conference) used a 22-6 run over the final 9 minutes to cut the deficit to 54-52.
White's layup with 3 seconds left sent the game into overtime. Crawford had 11 during the run and White had eight as the Hornets outscored Texas Southern 36-22 in the second half.
Alabama State controlled overtime, making the first three baskets and sinking four free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal the victory.
Texas Southern (7-14, 6-3) took seven 3-pointers in overtime, connecting on just one. Sturdivant led the Tigers with 16 points and seven rebounds.
Mississippi Valley State 77, Grambling 59
ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Paul Crosby scored 19 points and Kevin Burwell added 16 to keep Mississippi Valley State unbeaten in Southwestern Athletic Conference play with a 77-59 victory over Grambling State on Monday night.
The Delta Devils (10-11, 9-0) also got double-doubles from Cor-J Cox and Terrence Joyner, who each scored 11 points, with Cox adding 10 rebounds and Joyner 10 assists. Amos Sturdivant grabbed 12 rebounds for the Delta Devils.
MVSU built a 35-24 halftime lead, shooting 48.3 percent (14 of 29) in the first half, including 7 of 11 on 3-pointers, to 29.2 percent (7 of 24) for the Tigers (3-16, 3-6). Burwell was 4 of 5 on 3-pointers for the game.
Brandon Dorsett scored 17 points and Quincy Roberts 16 for Grambling State, and Peter Roberson added 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Grambling State committed only 12 fouls, limiting the Delta Devils to three free throws, which they made.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 73, Jackson State 69
PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Mitchell Anderson scored 25 points and Savalace Townsend added 16 as Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeated Jackson State 73-69 on Monday night.
Anderson came off the bench to shoot 10-of-16 from the floor with six rebounds and six blocks for the Golden Lions (3-19, 2-7 Southwestern Athletic).
Christian Williams scored 18 points, Willie Readus 14 and Keeslee Stewart 11 for the Tigers (5-16, 3-6). Arkansas-Pine Bluff overcame a late seven-point deficit to tie the score at 62-all with 2:39 remaining.
Daniel Broughton and Townsend combined for six straight points to give the Golden Lions a 68-62 cushion with 44 seconds left. Williams hit a 3-pointer for Jackson State, but with the Tigers forced to foul, Arkansas-Pine Bluff protected the lead with five free throws in the last 20 seconds.
The Golden Lions shot 52.2 percent (24 of 46) from the floor.
Alabama A&M 64, Prairie View A&M 54
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Alabama A&M rallied to erase a 13-point halftime deficit by holding Prairie View to just 16 second half points and posting a 64-54 win over the Panthers in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
Jeremy Ingram scored 16 points off the bench to lead the Bulldogs, and Demarquelle Tabb finished with a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. A&M outrebounded PV 47-34 on the night.
Louis Munks and Jourdan Demunyck each had 14 points to lead Prairie View.