Southern wins; avenges earlier loss to MVSU, 83-74

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. Calvin Godfrey had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Southern and YonDarius Johnson...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MVSU gets past Prairie View 81-72

Anthony McDonald capped a second half comeback with a game-tying 3-pointer and then sank the go-ahead layup as Mississippi Valley State slipped past Prairie View A&M 81-72 on Monday night. DeAngelo Priar pumped in a career-high 20 points, hitting all four of his shots from 3-point range, and Jordan Washington had 15 points for Mississippi Valley State (6-14, 2-5 Southwestern...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MVSU defeats Southern University 72-64

Anthony McDonald scored 17 points as Mississippi Valley State defeated Southern University, 72-64, on Wednesday night in a game that was rescheduled due to a bomb threat at MVSU's Itta Bena campus last Thursday. Julius Francis and Blake Ralling each added 14 points for the Delta Devils (5-13, 1-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference). James Currington scored nine points and grabbed...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi Valley St. outdistances Selma 99-87

Jeffrey Simmons scored 22 points and Anthony McDonald added 19 as Mississippi Valley State out-paced NAIA Selma 99-87 Tuesday. The Delta Devils (4-9) broke away for good when Blake Ralling snapped a 25-25 tie with a layup and Cameron Dobbs scored off a Cortland Henry steal - one of 23 turnovers for Selma (4-4). The Devils led by eight at halftime and as many as many as 15 in the...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

MVSU 80, Alcorn St. 75

Davon Usher scored 30 points, making six 3 pointers, and Mississippi Valley State held off Alcorn State 80-75 Saturday night to split the season series and snap a two-game skid. The Delta Devils (4-18, 4-8 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 34-21 at halftime and by 20 with 4:18 left. But the Braves (9-18, 7-5) used an 18-7 run to trim the deficit to single digits. Darryl Marshall...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

MVSU 65, Grambling St. 50

Matt Smith tallied 17 points and seven rebounds to help Mississippi Valley State beat Grambling State 65-50 Monday night and hand the Tigers their 18th straight loss. Davon Usher knocked down three treys en route to 14 points and Cordarius Sample came off the bench for 12 points for the Delta Devils, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Grambling State outshot MVSU (2-16, 2-6...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

MVSU 73, Prairie View 64

Matt Smith and Darryl Marshall combined for 41 points to help Mississippi Valley State defeat Prairie View A&M 73-64 Saturday in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. Smith was 8 of 10 from the field for 21 points and pulled down eight boards. Marshall made all five shot attempts, including three 3-pointers, en route to 20 points, grabbed four boards, and dished out five assists...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

MVSU 79, Alabama A&M 68

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...
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January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati vs Mississippi Valley State Preview

Tonight at 7 on ESPN3, online only, the 24th ranked Cincinnati Bearcats host the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils. Mississippi Valley State sounds very clunky. Delta Devils sounds pretty awesome. This game does not sound very awesome though. At least in the sense of watching a competitive basketball game. If you want to see Cincinnati gun for 100 points, you will love this game...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Cor-J Cox

I have noted a few times in the last few weeks, the odds are stacked against players from small mid-major and low major schools getting to the NBA.  That doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great deal of talent at those schools.  It just shows the part that exposure plays in the process.  2 weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking to a member of the Mississippi Valley State...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Terrence Joyner

Over the past few years, I have spoken to many players from small schools who are trying to beat the odds and make it to the NBA.  Very few do, but it is rarely for lack of effort.  Once in a while though, you find a small school player who has a major school game.  Meet Terrence Joyner.  Joyner is certainly not your typical small conference player.  A 6’3 point guard with...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mississippi Valley State’s Kevin Burwell hits a 3, taunts President Obama; air-balls potential tying shot

Mississippi Valley State guard Kevin Burwel hit a 3-pointer during last night's Delta Devils, Western Kentucky play-in game and then taunted President Obama Reggie Miller like. BroBible reports that... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

WKU rallies to beat MVSU 59-58 in NCAA opener

Senior guard William Pugh crouched, bowed his head and put his right hand on the floor to steady his suddenly wobbly legs, trying to take it in. How could Mississippi Valley State let a 16-point lead slip away in the final 5 minutes? Against a team that played like it was more suited to a loser's bracket for 35 minutes? The only team with a losing record in the NCAA tournament...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mississippi Valley State Wins 2012 SWAC Tournament

Top-seeded Mississippi Valley State was led by Cor-J Cox, who was named Tournament MVP.
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March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 71, Texas Southern 69

Kevin Burwell scored 19 points and Mississippi Valley State won the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament and earned an automatic NCAA bid, holding on for a 71-69 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday night. The Delta Devils (21-12) are going to the NCAA tournament for the fifth time, and first since 2008. Mississippi Valley led throughout, and was up by as many as 20 points...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 71, Ark.-Pine Bluff 64

Cor-J Cox had 19 points and 11 rebounds Friday night to help MVSU defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71-64 in the SWAC tournament semifinals. Paul Crosby added 18 points and Amos Studivant had 14 points and nine rebounds. MVSU advances to Saturday's championship game, where they will play No. 2 seed Texas Southern (15-17), a winner over Alcorn State 60-55 in Friday's first semifinal...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 63, Jackson St. 60

Paul Crosby had 15 points and 10 rebounds and regular-season conference champion MVSU barely held off Jackson State 63-60 in the SWAC tournament quarterfinals Wednesday night. Cor-J Cox added 12 points and five steals for MVSU (19-12). His dunk with 11 1/2 minutes remaining put the Delta Devils ahead to stay at 45-44, as part of an 11-0 run. But eighth-seeded Jackson State (7-24...
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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 78, Jackson St. 69

Kevin Burwell scored 30 points to lead Mississippi Valley State over Jackson State 78-69 on Monday night. Burwell was 11 of 16 from the field, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range. The Delta Devils (18-11, 17-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 48.3 percent (14 of 29) from behind the arc and 45.6 percent overall from the field (26 of 57). Paul Crosby added 15 points, William...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 79, Grambling St. 60

Terrence Joyner led four Mississippi Valley State players in double figures with 20 points and the Delta Devils defeated Grambling State 79-60 on Saturday night to stay unbeaten in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. Cor-J Cox added 14 points, Brent Arrington 13 and Paul Crosby 11 for MVSU (16-11, 15-0). Kevin Burwell added 11 assists and five steals for the Delta Devils. The...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 56, Texas Southern 53

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...
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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 60, Prairie View 58

Paul Crosby hit a 3-point basket with six seconds left to give Mississippi Valley State a 60-58 victory over Prairie View A&M Saturday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference thriller. Crosby's game-winner kept the Delta Devils unbeaten in SWAC play at 14-0. They are 15-11 overall. His third trey of the night dashed Prairie View's upset hopes and left the Panthers...
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February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 71, Alcorn St. 63

Luka Pajkovic scored 16 points and Mississippi Valley State defeated Alcorn State 71-63 on Saturday night. The Delta Devils (13-11, 12-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) have won 12 in a row and 14 straight SWAC games, dating back to last season. Cor-J Cox and Terrence Joyner each added 15 points, and Paul Crosby had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Delta...
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February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 70, Alabama St. 58

Kevin Burwell scored a career-high 23 points to lead Mississippi Valley State to its 10th consecutive victory, 70-58 over Alabama State on Saturday in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game. The Delta Devils, once 1-11, are now 10-0 in the SWAC and 11-11 overall. In beating Alabama State (8-14, 5-5), the Delta Devils led the entire game. Burwell, the senior point guard, helped...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 77, Grambling St. 59

Paul Crosby scored 19 points and Kevin Burwell added 16 to keep Mississippi Valley State unbeaten in Southwestern Athletic Conference play with a 77-59 victory over Grambling State on Monday night. The Delta Devils (10-11, 9-0) also got double-doubles from Cor-J Cox and Terrence Joyner, who each scored 11 points, with Cox adding 10 rebounds and Joyner 10 assists. Amos Sturdivant...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

MVSU 60, Jackson St. 54

Cor-J Cox scored 15 points and Paul Crosby recorded a double-double as Mississippi Valley State beat Jackson State 60-54 on Saturday. Crosby scored 12 points and grabbed 12 boards while Cox added nine rebounds for MVSU. The Delta Devils controlled the boards 44-33. Jackson State (5-15, 3-5 Southwest Athletic Conference) outshot MVSU from the field 37.5 percent (21 of 56) to 35...
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January 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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