ITTA BENA, Miss. – Paul Crosby scored 14 points and Orlando Smith had a double-double as Mississippi Valley State defeated Grambling State 66-63 in overtime on Monday night.
Tied at 57 with 1:17 remaining, the Delta Devils (12-18, 11-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) scored four straight. Falando Jones had a three point play and Kevin Burwell made a free throw to give MVSU the lead for good, 61-57, with 20 seconds left.
The Tigers would pull within one, 61-60, but the Delta Devils made 5 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to seal it.
MVSU scored 16 points off 13 turnovers, and got three of those points off three turnovers in overtime. The Delta Devils committed 14 turnovers, all in regulation.
Smith had 11 points and 12 rebounds for MVSU and Cor-J Cox added 11 points off the bench.
Lance Feurtado scored 18 points for the Tigers (8-20, 6-10), who ended regulation on a 5-0 run.