MVSU edges Southern 61-58 behind Clark, Cox
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP)—Michael Clark scored 19 points and Larry Cox had 16 points and 17 rebounds as Mississippi Valley State beat Southern 61-58 on Monday night.
The Delta Devils (5-11, 3-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) earned a 28-21 halftime lead and held on in the second half to win a game in which both MVSU and Southern (6-11, 4-2) struggled to score.
The Jaguars shot 34.6 percent from the floor and the Delta Devils hit 35.3 percent of their shots. Southern also missed 14 free throws, including 10 in the second half, and squandered a chance to come back in the second half after hitting just 53.3 percent of its foul shots.
Steffon Wiley scored 14 for Southern and Chris Davis added 13.