Scores

Final

Texas Southern 53

(10-16, 9-5 SWAC)

Miss Valley St 56

(16-11, 15-0 SWAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, February 20, 2012

    Harrison Complex, Itta Bena, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    TXSO 29 2453
    MVSU 27 2956

    Top Performers

    Texas Southern: O. Strong 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mississippi Valley State: T. Joyner 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    MVSU 56, Texas Southern 53

    Associated Press

    ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Paul Crosby knocked down a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left to keep Mississippi Valley State unbeaten in Southwestern Athletic Conference play with a 56-53 win over Texas Southern Monday night.

    This was the second straight contest in which Crosby hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 6 seconds left, also lifting MVSU over Prairie View A&M on Saturday.

    Tonight's shot snapped a scoreless streak of 3:20 for the Delta Devils (16-11, 15-0), who saw their five-point lead evaporate in the waning minutes. Omar Strong was fouled on a 3-point attempt for the Tigers (10-16, 9-5), and sank all three foul shots to knot it at 53 with 1:20 left.

    MVSU got the ball with 26 seconds left and called a timeout to set up the last shot.

    Crosby, who pulled down the defensive rebound to set the stage for the final attempt, finished what he started by draining the game-winner -- again.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXSO
    MVSU
    Points 53 56
    FG Made-Attempted 18-58 (.310) 18-56 (.321)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 9-31 (.290)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 11-19 (.579)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 10

    2011-12 Season

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