LORMAN, Miss. – D'Angelo Jackson scored 20 points to lead Mississippi Valley State to an 87-70 win over Alcorn State on Saturday.
The Delta Devils shot 54.1 percent (33 of 61) for the game, paced by 7-of-12 shooting by Jackson. He was 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
MVSU led 41-30 at halftime and started the second half on an 8-2 run to stretch its lead to 49-32 with 17:43 to play. Alcorn State trimmed the lead to 54-48 with 10:59 remaining, but the Delta Devils pushed the lead to 20 points in the final minutes.
Orlando Smith added 17 points and Paul Crosby had 10 for the Delta Devils (4-13, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won three of their past four games.
Kendrick McDonald scored 13 points, Korey Sanders had 10 points and 13 rebounds and Ian Francis had 10 points for Alcorn State (1-14, 1-4).