Grambling vs Alabama A&M

Alabama A&,M 59, Grambling St. 51


GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Brandon Ellis scored 19 points and Demarquelle Tabb had 15 points and 15 rebounds as Alabama State completed Grambling's winless season with a 59-51 victory in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday night.

Green Hill added 11 points for the sixth-seeded Bulldogs (11-19), who play No. 1 seed Southern in Friday's semifinals.

Terry Rose scored 22 points for the Tigers (0-28), who are the first Division I team to end a season without a win since NJIT in 2007-08.

Grambling got one last chance to end its skid - under normal circumstances, the last-place squad would not have qualified for the SWAC tournament, but three other schools were ineligible - against the last team it defeated. The Tigers topped Alabama A&M in overtime in their 2011-12 finale.

Wednesday's loss was Grambling's first this season by single digits. It led 28-25 at halftime and was within 51-47 with 2:26 remaining, but the Bulldogs went 8 for 10 from the free-throw line in the final 55 seconds to protect their lead.

The Tigers' next potential date with infamy is the Division I-record 41-game losing streak, set by Towson in 2011 and '12.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Grambling (0-28)282351
Alabama A&M (11-19) «253459

Related Video

Grambling Tigers
T. Rose, F377-193-320322
B. Turner, F150-20-02030
S. Dandridge, C141-31-25013
B. Dorsett, G392-83-62327
W. Hornsby, G301-40-04333
P. Roberson222-92-39036
B. Purvis191-30-04002
C. Cobbins132-30-01034
D. Wheeler111-21-24114
Totals 17-5310-163671951
Alabama A&M Bulldogs
D. Tabb, F377-161-9151215
J. Long, F281-31-27223
J. Banks, C211-50-07022
B. Ellis, G347-132-311119
G. Hill, G312-47-836211
J. Colvin212-62-51007
T. Davis130-10-03220
N. West101-30-01112
A. Lanier50-10-01010
Totals 21-5213-2741131359
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.16-222-13118
Alabama St.14-419-10257
Southern U.13-518-17229
Prairie View12-615-18260
Jackson St.9-911-21322
Alabama A&M8-109-20330
Miss. Val.5-136-26345
Alcorn St.4-146-26348
Other games
SHU 63 Final
SYR 75
WYO 46 Final
RUT 61 Final
ND 69