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Alcorn State beats Mississippi Valley State 72-67

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Marquiz Baker scored 27 points and Alcorn State held on to beat Mississippi Valley State 72-67 Saturday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game.

LeAntwan Luckett added 19 points and five assist for Alcorn State (6-14, 4-1).

MVSU (1-13, 1-3) shot just 34.6 percent (9 for 26) in the first half and Baker scored 21 points in the period as Alcorn State led at halftime 36-24.

The Braves led by as many as 17 points in the second half but the Delta Devils fought back to get within four, 69-65, with 1:19 left to play.

After two free throws by Baker made it 71-65 with 59 seconds remaining, MVSU went just 1 for 4 on field goals the rest of the way to seal Alcorn's victory.

The Braves shot 50 percent (14 for 28) in the period.

Darryl Marshall scored 21 points for the Delta Devils.

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