Mississippi Valley St. defeats Grambling St. 65-61Mar 2, 2010 - 5:20 AM GRAMBLING, La.(AP) -- Julius Cheeks scored 18 points and Shannon Behling had a double-double as Mississippi Valley State held off Grambling State 65-61 on Monday night.
Behling had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Delta Devils (9-21, 8-9 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who ended a two-game skid.
Mississippi Valley State jumped out to a 23-8 lead, but the Tigers (6-18, 4-12) closed to within 29-25 at halftime.
Grambling State tied the game for the first time at 40 with 11:06 left and the lead went back and forth.
Ariece Perkins, who led the Tigers with 21 points, missed two free throws and a layup down the stretch. Darian Donald's two foul shots with 3 seconds left sealed the win.
The Delta Devils shot 45.5 percent (25-for-55) from the field.
Lance Fuertado finished with 19 points and Kevin Loyd dished out 12 assists for the Tigers, who have lost five straight.
- NCAA BB
MISS VALLEY ST 65
GRAMBLING 61 FINAL
Mar 1 10:57 PM
- NCAA BB
MISS VALLEY ST 29
GRAMBLING 24 HALFTIME
Mar 1 9:58 PM
- Robert Morris hangs on for 67-64 win over MVSU Nov 28
- No. 9 Iowa State crushes Mississippi Valley Dec 31
- Cyclones go in search of two milestone wins Dec 31
- TCU thumps Grambling State Dec 23
- Washington routs Grambling State Dec 18
- Tigers face tall task in clash with 16th-ranked Huskies Dec 17
- Payne named Mississippi Valley men's basketball coach Jul 11
- Marquette beats Grambling State 114-71 Nov 13
- No. 17 Marquette entertains Grambling State Nov 12
- Oklahoma State routs MVSU Nov 9
- Cowboys set sights on Delta Devils in season opener Nov 8
- No. 24 Cincy crushes MVSU Nov 14