BATON ROUGE, La. -- Paul Crosby scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Mississippi Valley State over Southern University 65-62 on Monday night.
The Delta Devils (5-13, 4-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot just 38.3 percent from the field (23 of 60), but outrebounded the Jaguars 43-31.
MVSU scored 22 second-chance points and 32 points in the paint.
With the score tied at 4, the Delta Devils scored 20 straight to take their biggest lead, 24-4, on Orlando Smith's layup with 10:49 left in the first half.
MVSU, which led 33-26 at halftime, held a 61-51 advantage with 2:20 to play. Southern (3-15, 2-4) scored seven straight to pull within 3 with 1:30 left, but the Delta Devils answered on Orlando Smith's layup with 57 seconds remaining. Ken Burwell made both of his free throws down the stretch to seal it.