Scores

Final

AR-Pine Bluff 78

(3-10, 1-0 SWAC)

Miss Valley St 73

(4-10, 0-1 SWAC)

6:30 PM ET, January 4, 2014

Leflore County Civic Center, Greenwood, Mississippi

1 2 T
ARPB 40 3878
MVSU 39 3473

Top Performers

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: D. Haynes 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Mississippi Valley State: J. Simmons 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Arkansas Pine Bluff beats MVSU 78-73

Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. -- DaVon Haynes scored 20 points Saturday and Mississippi Valley State University rallied to beat Arkansas Pine Bluff 78-73 in their Southwestern Athletic Conference opener.

Daniel Broughton scored 14 points for MVSU (5-9) and Tevin Hammond added 12.

MVSU jumped to a 6-0 lead but UAPB (2-11) came back on a 7-0 run, then widened its lead to 10. MVSU ripped a 7-1 run to trail 40-39 at halftime.

MVSU took a 45-43 lead in the second half, then expanded the margin by five points, but UAPB came back to lead 54-48 with 11:58 to play. A layup by Ervin Thomas cut UAPB's lead to one, 57-56 with 8:20 left, but UAPB pulled ahead. James Currington's dunk cut UAPB's lead to 76-73 with 25.8 seconds to play, but the Delta Devils could get no closer.

Jeff Simmons led MVSU with 20, DeAngelo Priar scored 16 and Currington added 11.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARPB
MVSU
Points 78 73
FG Made-Attempted 26-45 (.578) 24-54 (.444)
3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 4-21 (.190)
FT Made-Attempted 22-31 (.710) 21-30 (.700)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
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