Scores

Final

Texas Southern 73

(11-14, 7-6 SWAC)

Miss Valley St 65

(8-19, 4-10 SWAC)

    6:30 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    The Pinnacle, Clarksdale, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    TXSO 44 2973
    MVSU 36 2965

    Top Performers

    Texas Southern: L. Johnson-Danner 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi Valley State: V. Vaughn 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

    Texas Southern holds off MVSU, 73-65

    Associated Press

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- Jose Rodriguez came off the bench to add the hot offensive hand and lead Texas Southern to a 73-65 win at Mississippi Valley State Saturday.

    The Tigers built an eight-point lead in the first half, leading 44-36 at intermission, and maintained it the second.

    Rodriguez was 6 of 10 from the field and converted 7 of 10 free throws to lead the Tigers with 19 points. As a team Texas Southern (11-14, 7-6 SWAC) shot 44 percent from the field (24 of 54) and hit 7 of 18 from long range. Lawrence Johnson-Danner was 4 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points, with Madarious Gibbs and D.D. Scarver adding 11 and 10 points, respectively.

    Jordan Washington scored 15 points to lead Mississippi Valley State (8-19, 4-10). Vacha Vaughn and Blake Rallling had 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Vaughn came off the bench to grab nine rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXSO
    MVSU
    Points 73 65
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 24-58 (.414)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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