Southern holds off Miss. Valley State 57-54

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Chris Davis and Barry Honore’ scored 14 points apiece and Southern University hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold off Mississippi Valley State 57-54.

The Jaguars (3-15, 3-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) made 6 of 10 free throws in the final 44 seconds to seal the win.

Southern, which led by as many as 13 points in the first half and 31-21 at the break, held a 56-51 advantage with 23 seconds left after two Steffon Wiley free throws.

Julius Cheeks hit a 3-pointer to pull MVSU within 56-54 with 17 seconds remaining. After Honore’ made the front end of a one-and-one, Cheeks missed a 3-point attempt with 9 seconds on the clock.

The Delta Devils (1-17, 1-4) have lost three straight since winning their first game of the sesaon on Jan. 10 against Alabama A&M, 68-62.

Dwayne Harmason led MVSU with 16 points and Eric Petty had 13.

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 Miss. Valley St.
Dwayne Harmason Dwayne Harmason
7-16,  16 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Southern
Barry Honore' Barry Honore'
4-9,  12 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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