Scores

Final

AR-Pine Bluff 64

(11-22, 9-9 SWAC)

Miss Valley St 71

(20-12, 17-1 SWAC)

    9:00 PM ET, March 9, 2012

    1 2 T
    ARPB 29 3564
    MVSU 33 3871

    Top Performers

    Arkansas-Pine Bluff: M. Anderson 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi Valley State: C. Cox 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    MVSU 71, Ark.-Pine Bluff 64

    Associated Press

    GARLAND, Texas -- Cor-J Cox had 19 points and 11 rebounds Friday night to help MVSU defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71-64 in the SWAC tournament semifinals.

    Paul Crosby added 18 points and Amos Studivant had 14 points and nine rebounds. MVSU advances to Saturday's championship game, where they will play No. 2 seed Texas Southern (15-17), a winner over Alcorn State 60-55 in Friday's first semifinal.

    The Delta Devils (20-12), the regular-season SWAC champs, suffered their only conference loss last weekend. But they barely got past No. 8 seed Jackson State 63-60 on Wednesday, and didn't take the lead for good against Arkansas-Pine Bluff until Studivant's basket with 5:29 left made it 60-59.

    Mitchell Anderson led Arkansas-Pine Bluff (10-23) with 19 points. Daniel Broughton had 12 points and nine rebounds for the fifth-seeded Golden Lions.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARPB
    MVSU
    Points 64 71
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 25-60 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 7

    2011-12 Season

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    Jan 3, 2012 @MVSU 82, ARPB 67Recap
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