Scores

Final

Jackson State 90

(8-16, 7-8 SWAC)

Miss Valley St 71

(4-22, 4-12 SWAC)

    6:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

    Harrison Complex, Itta Bena, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    JKST 46 4490
    MVSU 38 3371

    Top Performers

    Jackson St: C. Williams 44 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Miss Valley St: D. Usher 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Jackson St. 90, MVSU 71

    Associated Press

    ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Christian Williams scored 44 points, the most by a Southwestern Athletic Conference player this season, to lead Jackson State to its third consecutive victory, 90-71 over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night.

    Williams made 13 of 16 shots for the Tigers (8-16, 7-8), including 7 of 8 from 3-point range, and was also perfect on 11 free throws. The senior guard, whose previous career high was 31 points, was averaging 11.7 this season.

    He had 29 points in 16 minutes in the first half, and his 10-of-11 shooting in the half helped Jackson State open a 46-38 lead while shooting 72.7 percent (16 of 22).

    Jackson State pulled away with free throws in the second half, making 19 of 24 (79.2 percent) to 5 of 9 (55.6 percent) for the Delta Devils (4-22, 4-12).

    Matt Smith scored 16 points and Davon Usher 15 for MVSU, which has lost four straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JKST
    MVSU
    Points 90 71
    FG Made-Attempted 28-48 (.583) 26-56 (.464)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-32 (.813) 13-19 (.684)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 26, 2013 @JKST 60, MVSU 57Recap
    » Feb 23, 2013 JKST 90, @MVSU 71Recap

    Research Notes

    Christian Williams of Jackson State scored 44 points on Saturday against Mississippi Valley State. It is the most points in a game by a SWAC player since Jackson State's Trey Johnson scored 49 against UTEP in 2006.

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