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Grambling State edges Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69-68

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Ivy Smith Jr. scored 18 points, Shirmane Thomas got his second double-double of the season and Grambling State hung on Saturday night to snap Arkansas-Pine Bluff's seven-game winning streak with a 69-68 victory.

After four lead changes, Grambling State edged back on top late in the second half with a tip-in from Jason Perry-Murray that made it 59-57 with 6:32 remaining and hung on.

Thomas later got a key free throw with five seconds left to pad the lead at 69-65, just before UAPB's Joe'Randle Toliver sank a deep 3 to pull the Tigers back to within a point. Grambling State's Anthony Gaston was fouled and missed both free throws with two seconds to go but got the offensive rebound to cement the Tigers' fifth straight win.

Thomas finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Perry-Murray and Gaston added 10 points apiece for Grambling State (9-12, 5-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

The loss is UAPB's first in conference play this season but the Golden Lions remain in first place atop the SWAC standings.

Charles Jackson scored 14 for UAPB (7-15, 7-1), Travon Harper had 10 and Martaveous McKnight pulled down 10 rebounds.

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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 Grambling 9-12 383169
home team logo Ark.-PB 7-15 333568
Team Stats
away team logo Grambling 9-12 72.8 PPG 43.1 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo Ark.-PB 7-15 65.9 PPG 32 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
1
I. Smith Jr. 16.7 PPG 4.5 RPG 5.0 APG 39.9 FG%
23
M. McKnight 18.6 PPG 4.3 RPG 3.5 APG 45.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB