HOUSTON -- Fred Sturdivant had 21 points and 17 rebounds Monday night, and Texas Southern won its eighth game in a row, defeating MVSU 73-57.
Ray Penn scored 14 points and Aaron Clyborn added 10 for the Tigers (13-14, 12-2 SWAC).
Davon Usher led the Delta Devils (4-21, 4-11) with 25 points.
Texas Southern trailed 12-11 with just over 13 minutes to play in the first half, but took the lead for good on Penn's jumper that sparked a 12-0 run.
The Tigers outscored Mississippi Valley State 24-4 from the go-ahead basket to lead 35-18 at the break. MVSU made just five field goals in the half and shot 17 percent.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.