Scores

Final

Miss Valley St 58

(3-18, 3-5 SWAC)

Jackson State 64

(7-13, 6-2 SWAC)

    2:00 PM ET, January 31, 2009

    Williams Center, Jackson, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    MVSU 27 3158
    JKST 31 3364

    Top Performers

    Mississippi Valley State: E. Petty 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl

    Jackson State: D. Griffin 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Jackson St. 64, MVSU 58

    Associated Press

    JACKSON, Miss. -- Darrion Griffin scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Jackson State to a 64-58 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.

    Garrison Johnson added 17 points for the Tigers (7-13, 6-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won seven of their last eight games.

    Jackson State raced to a 22-10 lead in the first 10 minutes. A basket by Griffin with 3 seconds remaining gave the Tigers a 31-27 lead at halftime.

    Griffin, who had 11 points in the first half, hit a 3-pointer with 15:05 left in the second half to push Jackson State's lead to 35-27.

    Jeremy Caldwell's basket with 8:52 remaining in the game stretched Jackson State's lead to 51-39.

    Caldwell finished with 12 points and Grant Maxey had 11 for Jackson State, which outrebounded Mississippi Valley State 45-35.

    Eric Petty led Mississippi Valley State with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MVSU
    JKST
    Points 58 64
    FG Made-Attempted 23-61 (.377) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

    2008-09 Season

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