Texas Southern 87, Miss. Valley St. 80
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) _ Reginald Whittaker scored 22 points and led five Texas Southern players in double figures as the Tigers won 87-80 at Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night.
Randy Bolden had 15 points, including a 3-pointer with 6:20 left that gave the Tigers (10-4, 2-0 SWAC) the lead for good.
Mississippi Valley (6-8, 0-3) had taken its only lead of the second half when Perry Hill hit a jumper to make it 62-61. The game was then tied three times during a two-minute span.
Bolden hit three free throws to break the first tie and then gave Texas Southern the lead for good, 70-67 with his second 3-pointer.
Kevin Adams added 17 points for the Tigers, while Anthony Jones had 16 and Kevin Granger had 12.
Marcus Mann led Mississippi Valley with 28 points, on 13-of-16 shooting, and 14 rebounds. Hill added 14 points.