MVSU 90, Tennessee St. 89

Cor-J Cox’s free throws with 59 seconds left in the second

overtime lifted Mississippi Valley over Tennessee State 90-89 in

the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational Friday.

Paul Crosby made two free throws with no time left in the first

overtime period, and finished with 22 points for the Delta Devils

(1-4). Terrence Joyner scored 19 points for MVSU and Cox had

18.

Jordan Cyphers led Tennessee State (2-4) with 22 points. Patrick

Miller and Robert Covington each had 18 points and seven rebounds.

Wil Peters added 14 for the Tigers.

The Delta Devils built a 70-61 lead with 3:35 left in

regulation, but the Tigers tied it at 76 as Miller made one of two

free throws with 4.5 seconds left to force overtime.