Mississippi Valley State @ Alcorn State
Current Records: Mississippi Valley State 3-21; Alcorn State 11-11
What to Know
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils are 3-13 against the Alcorn State Braves since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Monday. The Delta Devils will hit the road for the third straight game as they head to David L. Whitney Gymnasium at 9 p.m. ET. The two teams each escaped (but just barely!) with wins against their previous opponents.
The Jackson State Tigers typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday Mississippi Valley State proved too difficult a challenge. Mississippi Valley State skirted past Jackson State 82-78. It took 17 tries, but Mississippi Valley State can finally say that they have a victory on the road.
Speaking of close games: the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday Alcorn State proved too difficult a challenge. The Braves narrowly escaped with a win as the squad sidled past the Golden Lions 70-67.
The Delta Devils are now 3-21 while Alcorn State sits at 11-11. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Mississippi Valley State is 361st worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 58.9 on average. Alcorn State has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 39.50% percent of their shots, which is the 355th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: David L. Whitney Gymnasium -- Lorman, Mississippi
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Braves are a big 12-point favorite against the Delta Devils, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Braves as a 12.5-point favorite.
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Alcorn State have won 13 out of their last 16 games against Mississippi Valley State.
- Mar 03, 2022 - Alcorn State 72 vs. Mississippi Valley State 69
- Feb 07, 2022 - Alcorn State 79 vs. Mississippi Valley State 71
- Feb 13, 2021 - Alcorn State 70 vs. Mississippi Valley State 56
- Jan 16, 2021 - Alcorn State 71 vs. Mississippi Valley State 59
- Feb 15, 2020 - Alcorn State 92 vs. Mississippi Valley State 88
- Jan 18, 2020 - Alcorn State 105 vs. Mississippi Valley State 73
- Feb 16, 2019 - Mississippi Valley State 76 vs. Alcorn State 68
- Jan 19, 2019 - Alcorn State 63 vs. Mississippi Valley State 57
- Feb 10, 2018 - Alcorn State 94 vs. Mississippi Valley State 90
- Jan 13, 2018 - Alcorn State 77 vs. Mississippi Valley State 63
- Mar 07, 2017 - Alcorn State 63 vs. Mississippi Valley State 60
- Feb 11, 2017 - Alcorn State 88 vs. Mississippi Valley State 78
- Jan 14, 2017 - Mississippi Valley State 84 vs. Alcorn State 77
- Mar 09, 2016 - Mississippi Valley State 64 vs. Alcorn State 61
- Feb 13, 2016 - Alcorn State 72 vs. Mississippi Valley State 71
- Jan 16, 2016 - Alcorn State 93 vs. Mississippi Valley State 87