NORMAL, Ala. -- Falando Jones scored 18 points to pace five Mississippi Valley State players scoring in double figures for an 81-69 win over Alabama A&M on Monday night, keeping the Delta Devils unbeaten in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Terrence Joyner added 16 points, while both Kevin Burwell and Cor-J Cox had 15 apiece for the Delta Devils (4-11, 3-0). Amos Studivant tallied a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
The teams stayed close for the first half, with MVSU taking a 35-34 edge into the locker room. But a layup by Joyner and a 3-pointer by Jones sparked a 17-8 run out of halftime, and the Delta Devils cruised from there. They outscored the Bulldogs 45-35 in the second half.
The Delta Devils outrebounded the Bulldogs 38-26 and scored 14 points off 16 turnovers.
Green Hill led Alabama A&M (3-10, 1-3) with 17 points.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.