Alcorn State vs Grambling

Alcorn St. 57, Grambling St. 55

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GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Xavian Rimmer sank a pair of foul shots with 10 seconds left, lifting Alcorn State to a 57-55 win over Grambling State on Monday night.

Rimmer's shots salvaged the Braves (7-16, 4-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference) nearly giving away a 55-51 lead with 1 1/2 minutes left, as Quincy Roberts tied it at 55-all for the Tigers on a layup with 38 seconds remaining.

But Rimmer did his job, and Roberts couldn't win it for Grambling State as his jumper at the buzzer wouldn't fall.

The Braves overcame a six-point halftime deficit in the win, outscoring Grambling State 31-23 in the second half.

Twann Oakley scored 17 points to lead Alcorn State, which has now won back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Braves avenged a Jan. 9 loss to the Tigers.

Brandon Dorsett paced the Tigers (3-18, 3-8) with 16 points.

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Alcorn State Braves
K. Sullivan, F191-30-02042
T. Oakley, G366-124-434317
X. Rimmer, G362-64-45119
K. McDonald, G344-83-441411
A. Nieves, G286-194-795216
M. Starks240-02-32022
M. Sanders140-30-01200
J. Hawkins50-00-01010
T. Tufono40-00-00010
Totals 19-5117-2227131857
 37.3%77.3% 
Grambling Tigers
P. Roberson, C365-93-5111314
Q. Roberts, G302-85-75239
R. Livas, G280-11-24321
D. Copeland, G251-10-00032
B. Purvis, G181-30-25042
X. Rogers314-100-072211
B. Dorsett246-132-543216
D. Wheeler50-20-01000
S. Danridge30-00-00000
Totals 19-4711-2137111955
 40.4%52.4% 
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Grambling3-47-12345
Jackson St.3-47-13293
Prairie View3-46-15261
Alabama St.3-45-14347
Miss. Val.3-43-17335
Alabama A&M1-61-17351
 
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