HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Mississippi Valley State University men’s basketball program played possibly the longest game in school history on Saturday, falling just short in an epic 94-92 four-overtime extravaganza.
- Final Score: Alabama A&M 94 | Mississippi Valley State 92 (Four Overtimes)
- Records: Mississippi Valley State (1-21, 1-11 SWAC) | Alabama A&M (6-16, 5-7 SWAC)
- Location: Huntsville, Alabama – T.M. Elmore Gymnasium
- Series History: Alabama A&M Leads 26-23
- Winning Streak: Alabama A&M (W3) | Mississippi Valley State’s Last Win: February 10, 2020 (67-61)
Mississippi Valley State Top Performers
- Caleb Hunter’s cold-blooded dagger from long distance to send the game to extras was a SportsCenter Top 10 nominee worthy play and gave him his tenth point of the night. He finished with 13 following another three in the first overtime and he now has hit the double-figure threshold in eight straight ballgames.
- Gary Grant was an absolute monster for Coach Lindsey Hunter, playing all but one minute of the game en route to a stat line of 16 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists. It was his second double-double of the year, he set new season-bests in the latter two categories, and he became the first Delta Devil in four seasons to log 15-plus boards. He has now posted ten or more points in seven consecutive games and fell two dimes shy of the team’s first triple-double in over 13 years.
- Devin Gordon wishes he could play AAMU every game, coming off the bench to drop 21 points on the Bulldogs after pouring in 32 points on nine triples in the matchup in Itta Bena. He shot 53.3% from the floor (8-of-15), 40% from deep (4-for-10) and secured his ninth double-digit scoring output in his past ten.
- Terry Collins set a new season benchmark for both points (16) and rebounds (5) while surpassing his career-best with seven made buckets.
- David McCoy went for a season-high six field goals which translated into 12 points, connecting on 6-of-10 (60%) shot attempts.
- Daniel Umoh logged only 12 minutes but went 2-for-2 with three boards and his first career multi-steal affair (2).
- The four-overtime roller coaster was the program’s first multi-overtime affair since a three-overtime loss to Alcorn on January 16, 2016.
- MVSU put together its highest point total since February 2020, which was a two-point loss to Texas Southern by the same final score, 94-92.
- Valley hauled in 50 for the first time this season but were outrebounded by a 16-board margin by the Bulldogs (66-50).
Valley will attempt to snap a nine-game slide on Monday night in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome against Alabama State for a Valentine’s Day clash.
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