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Mississippi Valley State tops Alabama State 82-71

Feb 7, 2010 - 2:38 AM ITTA BENA, Miss.(AP) -- Shannon Behling scored 19 points to pace Mississippi Valley State to an 82-71 win over Alabama State on Saturday.

Behling shot 9-for-10 from the free throw line and added seven rebounds for the Delta Devils (6-17, 5-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won two games in a row. Cor-J Cox added 15 points for MVSU. The Delta Devils beat the Hornets for the second time this season, as they previously defeated Alabama State 76-73 on Jan. 9.

MVSU led 35-26 at halftime, and used two separate 6-0 runs in the second half to take a 49-32 lead with 13:29 remaining. The Hornets couldn't recover, and got no closer than seven points.

Menji Mundadi scored 28 points to lead Alabama State (9-12, 6-4), while Christopher Duncan scored a career-high 18 points in the loss.