BATON ROUGE, La. -- Malcolm Miller scored 27 points as conference-leading Southern University beat Mississippi Valley State 83-74 on Monday.
Southern (15-11, 11-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) bounced back after losing its second conference game on Saturday. Its other conference loss came against MVSU (72-64) on Jan. 22.
Mississippi Valley State trailed 37-29 at halftime, but started out hot in the second half as Anthony McDonald and Washington hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game at 43.
Trailing 58-57 with 6:36 left, Southern went on a late 13-2 run to pull away -- with nine points from Miller.