ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Davon Usher scored 31 points as Mississippi Valley State turned in its best offensive performance of the season, downing winless Grambling State 90-68 Monday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.
Usher hit 12 of 19 from the floor and 4 of 8 from deep. Cameron Dobbs and Darryl Marshall also each hit four treys and scored 12 and 14 points, respectively. Matt Smith also had 12 points and Ervin Thomas added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Delta Devils (5-22, 5-12), who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Grambling State (0-25, 0-16) shot 40 percent (28 of 70) but connected on just 2 of 17 3-pointers and 10 of 18 free throws.
The Delta Devils knocked down 15 treys in 34 attempts (44.1 percent) and hit 49.3 percent (35 of 71) from the floor.
MVSU used a 16-2 run to build a 42-33 halftime advantage.
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