GREENWOOD, Miss. -- Anthony McDonald scored 17 points as Mississippi Valley State defeated Southern University, 72-64, on Wednesday night in a game that was rescheduled due to a bomb threat at MVSU's Itta Bena campus last Thursday.
MVSU beat the Jaguars in rebounding, 36-28. The Delta Devils hit 60.7 percent from the field in the first period but only 25 percent in the second for 44.2 percent overall.
MVSU had a 46-31 lead at the break. But the Jaguars closed in during the second period to tie the game twice only to fade in the last two minutes as MVSU went 6-0 to finish.
Calvin Godfrey paced the Jaguars (9-10, 5-1) with 21 points. This was the first conference loss of the season for Southern.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
College basketball fans should be excited about next season's Jimmy V Classic, an event that will feature Duke's heralded freshman class.