MVSU beats Jackson State 60-54

Cor-J Cox scored 15 points to help MVSU beat Jackson State 60-54 on Saturday. (file photo)

ITTA BENA – (AP) 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 35.8 percent (19 of 53) as neither team shot particularly well.

The Delta Devils (9-11, 8-0) outscored Jackson State 36-31 in the second half, holding the Tigers without a field goal over the final 1:27 and using free throws to seal the win.

MVSU outscored Jackson State in the paint 26-22 and 17-14 off turnovers. The Delta Devil’s bench contributed 27 points while the Tigers’ bench added just six.

The win moves MVSU to 8-0 in the SWAC for the first time in school history.

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