Mississippi Valley State 77, Texas Southern 69 (OT)
HOUSTON — Terrence Joyner and Paul Crosby scored five points each in overtime as Mississippi Valley State defeated Texas Southern 77-69 on Monday night.
In a first-place Southwestern Athletic Conference showdown, Joyner led the Delta Devils (8-11, 7-0) with 18 points, and Brent Arrington added 17. Crosby had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Omar Strong scored 16 points and Madarious Gibbs 14 for the Tigers (6-13, 5-2), who dropped into third place in the SWAC standings, a half-game behind Southern, which beat Alabama State on Monday.
Gibbs’ driving layup at the regulation buzzer tied the score at 63-all. In overtime, Joyner provided the first score with a 3-pointer, and Crosby had a three-point play to give the Delta Devils a 71-65 lead with 2:06 remaining. Joyner added a jumper, and Mississippi Valley State protected the lead at the free-throw line.
William Pugh scored 12 points for the Delta Devils.
Lawrence Johnson-Danner had 13 points and Fred Sturdivant 10 for Texas Southern.
Alabama A&M 65, Alcorn State 64
ALCORN STATE, Miss. — Casey Cantey made both his free throws with 4 seconds left to give Alabama A&M a 65-64 win over Alcorn State on Monday night.
The Bulldogs (4-12, 2-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led by 10, 63-53, with 6:27 remaining before turning it over three times as Alcorn State scored 11 straight.
Twann Oakley gave the Braves a 64-63 lead on a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left.
Cantey finished with 17 points, going 9 of 12 from the foul line, and Alabama A&M made 10 of 14 free throws in the second half.
The Bulldogs trailed 39-33 at halftime and shot 47.6 percent from the field in the second half (10 of 21).
Demarquelle Tabb added 16 points and four blocks for the Bulldogs, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Anthony Nieves led the Braves (5-15, 2-6) with 17 points. Ken McDonald added 12 points and Xavian Rimmer 11 for Alcorn State.
Prairie View A&M 76, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 75
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Jourdan DeMuynck scored 18 points and hit the game-winning free throws with 22 seconds left to give Prairie View a 76-75 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday night.
Louis Munks and Ryan Gesiakowski added 15 points apiece and Demondre Chapman 14 for the Panthers (8-12, 4-3 Southwestern Athletic), who have won three of their last four.
Lazabian Jackson hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 for the Golden Lions (2-18, 1-6). Daniel Broughton added 20 and SWAC scoring leader Savalace Townsend 16. Broughton’s three-point play put Arkansas-Pine Bluff ahead 75-72 with 1:14 to go before Chapman’s jumper cut it to 75-74 with 1:01 left.
After Townsend missed a shot with 36 seconds to go, DeMuynck was fouled and converted both free throws.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff had one last chance, but Mitchell Anderson misfired on a 3-pointer. UAPB had won 11 of its last 13 against the Panthers.
Southern 68, Alabama State 56
BATON ROUGE, La. — Quinton Doggett and Derick Beltran scored 17 points each to lead Southern University to a 68-56 Southwestern Athletic Conference victory over Alabama State on Monday night.
Jameel Grace added 16 points for the Jaguars (10-11, 6-2), including a pair of 3-pointers to start an 18-5 run that gave Southern a 30-18 lead with 5:08 remaining in the first half.
Leading 35-27 at halftime, the Jaguars began the second half with a jumper by Cameron Monroe and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way. They had a 20-point advantage, 54-34, with 10:28 left after two consecutive baskets by Doggett.
Ivory White scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Hornets (7-12, 4-3), who shot 33.3 percent (18 of 54) to Southern’s 54.2 percent (26 of 48).
Doggett blocked six shots and grabbed eight rebounds for Southern, and Grace had five assists.