February 02, 2016

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) Marcus Romain scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Mississippi Valley State beat Grambling State 72-59 on Monday night.

Isaac Williams chipped in 17 points for the Delta Devils (4-19, 4-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Romain's free throws with 9:10 left gave Mississippi Valley State a double-digit lead for good at 53-42.

Nigel Ribeiro led the Tigers (6-15, 3-6) with 14 points. Deonte Hearns and Ervin Mitchell added 11 points each for Grambling State, which had its only lead at 22-21 in the first half.

Romain had just two points before his 3-point play capped the Delta Devils 5-0 run to end the first half ahead 33-26.

MVSU kept the momentum going with a 6-0 run to open the second, and Romain made 8 of 9 shots from the field after the break.

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