The Delta Devils trailed by as many as 11 points before going into the break with a 32-24 deficit. Zachary Hamilton's 3-pointer gave PVAMU a nine-point lead with 16 minutes to play, but Davis answered with a 3 to spark a 13-5 spurt that gave MVSU its first lead at 50-49 when Davis hit another 3. Gary Blackston's 3 for the Panthers made it 56-all, but Emmanuel Ejeh answered with a put-back dunk and then made two free throws with 6:34 remaining and the Delta Devils led the rest of the way.
Hamilton made a 3 to pull PVAMU (11-17, 8-6) within three points with 2:47 left, but MVSU hit 9-of-10 free throws from there to seal it.
Blackston finished with 22 points, Dennis Jones scored 18 and Hamilton 17, including five 3-pointers, for the Panthers.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.
Guard James Bouknight, ranked 87th in the ESPN 100, is the first player from the Class of 2019 to commit to UConn and first-year coach Dan Hurley.