Scores

Final OT

Miss Valley St 84

(9-12, 6-3 SWAC)

Grambling St 78

(8-8, 6-3 SWAC)

    9:00 PM ET, January 29, 2007

    1 2 OT T
    MVSU 41 30 1384
    GRAM 30 41 778

    Top Performers

    Miss Valley St: S. Speech 28 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast

    Grambling St: A. Ratliff 31 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast

    Mississippi Valley St. 84, Grambling St. 78, OT

    Associated Press

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) -- Standford Speech scored 28 points as Mississippi Valley State snapped Grambling State's two-game winning streak to take an 84-78 overtime win in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Monday.

    MVSU (9-8 6-3 SWAC) never trailed in the first half as Speech and Jefferey Price had 31 points to guide the Delta Devils to a 41-30 halftime lead.

    Grambling cut the deficit to 44-38 at the 15:35 mark of the second half. Over the next seven minutes, MVSU outscored the Tigers 23-10 to claim a 19-point lead, 67-48 with 8:50 remaining.

    But Grambling (8-8, 6-3) roared back, going on a 21-2 run over the next six minutes and a 3-pointer by Andre Ratliff tied the contest at 69-69 with 1:34 left in the game.

    MVSU's Ronald Alexander was fouled on the ensuing possession and nailed two free throws to put them ahead by two, 71-69, with less than a minute left. With 34 seconds remaining, Ratliff once again tied the game and Martez Stevens blocked Speech's potential game-winning lay-up to send it into overtime.

    MVSU opened the extra period with a lay-up by Speech but Grambling got its first lead, 74-73, of the night after a 3-pointer from Kendric Baker. Tychicus Snow answered Baker's basket with a 3-pointer of his own to put the Delta Devils back ahead 76-74 and MVSU never looked back as they outscored Grambling 12-4 to record the victory.

    Ratliff led Grambling with 31 points and five assists, while Anthony Williams recorded a double-double, getting 18 points and 11 rebounds.

    Price finished with 15 points for MVSU, while Snow and Alexander each added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MVSU
    GRAM
    Points 84 78
    FG Made-Attempted 34-62 (.548) 28-62 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 10-21 (.476)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

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