Mississippi Valley State beats Alabama A&M 81-69

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NORMAL, Ala. (AP) -- 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.