Mississippi Valley State vs. Texas Southern: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Mississippi Valley State vs. Texas Southern: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Mississippi Valley State 57
(4-21, 1-16 away)
Texas Southern 73
(13-14, 8-3 home)
Venue: Health & PE Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 18, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mississippi Valley State 16 41 57
Texas Southern 35 38 73
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi Valley State D Usher 25 D Usher 7 D Usher 3
Texas Southern F Sturdivant 21 F Sturdivant 17 R Penn 7

On Monday, Feb. 18, Mississippi Valley State took on Texas Southern and was thumped by the Tigers 73-57 in conference play. This one was over at the half, with Texas Southern up 35-16. Davon Usher got his third straight game with 25 points or more for the Delta Devils, scoring a game-high 25 points (7 Reb 3 Ast) in 29 minutes. Blake Ralling scored seven points and added three rebounds. Fred Sturdivant recorded a double-double for the Tigers on a team-high 21 points and 17 rebounds. Next up for Mississippi Valley State (4-20, 4-10 SWAC) is Jackson State (7-16, 6-8 SWAC) on Saturday, Feb. 23 on their home court.

Mississippi Valley State Game Notes

  • The last time MVSU started the season 4-21 was 2008.
  • Mississippi Valley State has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-10) after recording 57 or fewer total points.
  • The Delta Devils have lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-8) after having a field goal percentage of 32.2 percent or worse.
  • Mississippi Valley State has lost 82 percent of the time this season (2-9) after committing 16 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 49.0 percent or better this season, Mississippi Valley State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-11).
  • When the opposition records 20 or more free throws made this season, Mississippi Valley State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-6).
  • When the opposition records 14 or more assists this season, Mississippi Valley State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-13).
  • The Delta Devils have outshot their opponents in free throw percentage for the past four games.
  • Mississippi Valley State has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past nine games.
  • Davon Usher accounted for 43.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Davon Usher has led the team in scoring 18 times and in rebounding 7 times in 25 games this season.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Matt Smith.
  • This marks the ninth 20-point game of Davon Usher's career.
  • Davon Usher has four straight 20+ point games.

Texas Southern Game Notes

  • Fred Sturdivant recorded a team season high in rebounds with 17, offensive rebounds with seven, blocks with eight, and free throws attempted with 18.
  • The top two scorers (Fred Sturdivant and Ray Penn) accounted for 47.9 percent of the points.
  • Fred Sturdivant accounted for 43.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Fred Sturdivant has led the team in scoring three times and in rebounding 18 times in 27 games this season.
  • Ray Penn has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Fred Sturdivant's career.
  • Fred Sturdivant recorded a double-double. It was his 10th this season and 12th of his career.
  • Fred Sturdivant set career highs with 17 rebounds, seven offensive rebounds, and eight blocks.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Lawrence Johnson-Danner.
MVSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Davon Usher292573205
BBlake Ralling21733001
BDarryl Marshall271142001
B-Matt Smith29830221
CJulius Francis12051001
CCortlan Henry18240101
C-Ervin Thomas19040000
D+Cameron Dobbs12220001
-Marcus Johnson10000101
D-Darius Tomlin13200003
-C. Samples10000001
TSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Fred Sturdivant3621170283
ARay Penn371437101
B+Madarious Gibbs32944202
C+L. Johnson-Danner27642101
COmar Strong40941005
CAaron Clayborn241010003
-Kyrie Sutton3200000

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