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.
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