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Alcorn State on tap for Saturday

January 11, 2012
One of Mississippi Valley State's most anticipated games of the season is almost here. The Devilettes and Delta Deviils will host Alcorn State on Saturday at the Harrison HYPER Complex on the MVSU campus.

The women are set to tip at 2 p.m. and the men will follow at 4:30 p.m.

The Devilettes (5-9, 2-1 SWAC), who are coming off a 69-67 win at Alabama A&M, will face a Lady Braves (5-11, 3-1 SWAC) squad that is tied for first in the conference. Alcorn State suffered its first loss of the season, 55-44, Monday at Grambling State.

MVSU senior guard Ka'Neisha Smith will be honored at halftime after recently scoring her 1,000th career point as a Devilette. The Sandhill, Miss. native leads Valley in both points (10.4) and rebounds (5.4) per game this season.

2012's been good to Jones
Falando Jones, the reigning SWAC Player of the Week, looks to stay hot and keep the Delta Devils (4-11, 3-0 SWAC) undefeated in conference play and atop the SWAC standings. The Greenwood, Miss. native is averaging 18.3 points over the last three games and has scored in double-figures in each of MVSU's three matchups in 2012.

MVSU, the SWAC's highest scoring team at 66.3 points per game, has outscored its conference opponents by double-digits in two out of three games this season, including a 15-point rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.