Alcorn State defeated SWAC rival Mississippi Valley State University by a score of 70-60 on Thursday night at the R.W. Harrison Complex.
Dekedran Thorn scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the way for Alcorn State. As a team, the Braves shot 45% from the field, 46% from behind the arc, and 63% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 1.09 points per possession on 52% true shooting.
Mississippi Valley State University was led by Terry Collins, who put up 16 points. As a team, the Delta Devils shot 22-of-52 from the field and 10-of-27 from three. That contributed to their average of 0.94 points per possession and 52% true shooting, which wasn’t enough to secure the win.
Today’s win was the latest for Alcorn State, who took down Texas Southern in its last game. A March 4 conference clash with Arkansas-Pine Bluff is the Braves’ next test. On the other side, Mississippi Valley State University’s loss ended the momentum it had from its recent win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Its next chance to turn things around is on March 5 at home against Jackson State.
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