HOUSTON (AP) — Terrence Joyner and Paul Crosby scored five points each in overtime as Mississippi Valley State defeated Texas Southern 77-69 on Monday night.
In a first-place Southwestern Athletic Conference showdown, Joyner led the Delta Devils (8-11, 7-0) with 18 points, and Brent Arrington added 17. Crosby had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Omar Strong scored 16 points and Madarious Gibbs 14 for the Tigers (6-13, 5-2), who dropped into third place in the SWAC standings, a half-game behind Southern, which beat Alabama State on Monday.
Gibbs' driving layup at the regulation buzzer tied the score at 63-all.
In overtime, Joyner provided the first score with a 3-pointer, and Crosby had a three-point play to give the Delta Devils a 71-65 lead with 2:06 remaining. Joyner added a jumper, and Mississippi Valley State protected the lead at the free-throw line.
William Pugh scored 12 points for the Delta Devils.
Lawrence Johnson-Danner had 13 points and Fred Sturdivant 10 for Texas Southern.