Hot-shooting Southern romps past MVSU, 79-55

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Tre Lynch scored 23 points and led four players into double figure scoring as hot-shooting Southern cruised to a 79-55 win over Mississippi Valley State in a Southwestern Conference game Monday night.

Southern (8-12, 5-1) shot 51.6 percent from the floor as a team, knocking down 32 of 62 attempts from the field, including just 6 of 19 from distance.

The Delta Devils (2-16, 1-4) fell behind by 13 points at the end of the first half and never gained ground in the second.

Adrian Rodgers added 15 points for Southern and Trelun Banks added another 13.

Jordan Washington and Isaac Williams each scored 14 points to lead Mississippi Valley State, which shot 31.3 percent from the field, connecting on 21 of 67 shots, including just 1 of 13 from beyond the arc.