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Grambling State Tigers (16-17)


Mon. 2/27 Thu. 3/2 Sat. 3/4 Tue. 3/7 Fri. 3/10
@ MsVl 
L 80-84
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vs. AlSt 
W 82-69
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vs. AlaA&M 
W 78-57
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@ PVA&M 
W 81-77
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@ TxSo 
L 57-62
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Second-half run propels Texas Southern into SWAC title game

HOUSTON (AP) Jalan McCloud scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, Demontrae Jefferson added 14 points, four rebounds and four assists and Texas Southern used a big second-half run to beat Grambling 72-67 on Friday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament.

Marvin Jones had nine points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Scott grabbed 10 boards for top-seeded Texas Southern (22-11), which will play No. 2 seed Alcorn State or third-seeded Southern in Saturday's championship game.

Grambling (16-17) made shot just 19 percent (6 of 31) in the first half but forced 14 TSU turnovers to stay within striking distance and trailed 29-19 at the break. Ivy Smith scored 10 of his 16 points during an 18-4 run that gave GSU its only lead, 37-53, with 11:56 to play. Zach Lofton converted a 3-point play 49 seconds later as Texas Southern scored 14 of the next 15 points and Grambling never seriously threatened thereafter.

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Leaders
Points: E. Mitchell16.9
Rebounds: A. Ugba9.7
Assists: N. Ribeiro2.4
FG%: E. Mitchell47.2%
FT%: E. Mitchell70.0%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: R. Brown1.8
Blocks: A. Ugba0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Southwestern Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Texas Southern 16-2 23-12
Alcorn State 13-5 18-14
Grambling State 10-8 16-17
Southern University 10-8 15-18
Jackson State 10-8 14-18
Prairie View A&M 10-8 13-20
Mississippi Valley State 7-11 7-25
Alabama State 6-12 8-23
UAPB 6-12 7-25
Alabama A&M 2-16 2-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.5 (221)
Rebounds: 12.1 (52)
Assists: 11.2 (315)
FG%: 43.3% (240)
FT%: 66.3% (295)
3P%: 31.7% (319)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.1 (206)
Rebounds: 21.5 (348)
Assists: 14.0 (241)
FG%: 47.4% (333)
FT%: 67.8% (42)
3P%: 37.1% (296)
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