|Tonnie Collier (pictured above) scored a game high 26 points.|
GREENWOOD, Miss.- Tonnie Collier scored 26 points, including two free throws with 11 seconds left in triple-overtime as Texas Southern beat Mississippi Valley State, 85-84, on Monday.
Collier's free throws came after Isaac Williams' jumper put MVSU up 84-83 with 19 seconds left. MVSU had one last possession, but a turnover and foul by Billy Jackson sealed it for the Tigers.
Mississippi Valley State had the last shot in regulation and the first two overtimes, but missed each time.
MVSU's Vacha Vaughn forced overtime with his lone basket of the game, a layup with 50 seconds left.
TSU's Malcolm Riley prompted the third overtime with a jumper with 25 seconds left.
Collier was 8 of 14 from the floor and made five three-pointers for the Tigers. Madarious Gibbs added 17 points.
TSU Athletic Dept.