Mississippi Valley State beats Alabama A&M 79-68Sunday, Jan 6, 2013
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP)—Davon Usher scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half as Mississippi Valley State earned its first victory of the season, defeating Alabama A&M 79-68 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game Sunday night.
Darius Tomlin added 15 of his 21 points in the second half, when the Delta Devils (1-11, 1-1) shot 57.1 percent (16 of 28) to expand a 25-24 halftime lead and end a three-game winning streak for the Bulldogs (6-8, 2-1).
Usher made 5 of 8 shots in the second half and all 10 of his free-throw attempts, and he scored nine points during an 18-5 run that gave Mississippi Valley State a 56-41 lead with 8:19 remaining.
Alabama A&M cut the margin to six, 60-54, but the Delta Devils reeled off nine straight points in a 1:11 span, including four by Tomlin.
Jeremy Crutcher and Demarquelle Tabb scored 16 points each for the Bulldogs.