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Smith leads Grambling back for 1st win, 82-76 over UTRGV

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) Ivy Smith Jr. scored 14 of his 27 points in the last two minutes to secure Grambling's first win of the season, an 82-76 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday night.

Smith was 6 of 13 from the floor and made 14 of 17 free throw attempts. He also had six assists and six steals on the night. Axel Mpoyo added 16 points with 10 rebounds and Drake Wilks chipped in 11 for Grambling (1-4).

UT Rio Grande Valley took a 34-25 lead into the break, but quickly lost it as Grambling started the second half with an 18-6 run to go ahead 41-40 with 14:48 remaining. UTRGV retook the lead 50-47 at the 9:26 mark. Mpoyo drilled a 3-pointer and Wilks hit a jumper and a trey to go ahead 57-50 and Grambling held on for the win.

Xavier McDaniel Jr. had 28 points with 11 rebounds for the Vaqueros (3-4).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Tigers 1-4 255782
home team logo Vaqueros 3-4 344276
Team Stats
away team logo Tigers 1-4 71.4 PPG 40.9 RPG 12.4 APG
home team logo Vaqueros 3-4 71.2 PPG 36.5 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
1
I. Smith Jr. 13.6 PPG 3.4 RPG 5.1 APG 40.5 FG%
3
T. Winn III 12.6 PPG 4.7 RPG 1.6 APG 44.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB