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Grambling State uses big second half to beat Southern

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Ivy Smith scored 21 points and Grambling State used a big second half to defeat Southern University 59-40 on Saturday.

Smith made 10 of 11 free throws in pacing the Tigers (12-11, 6-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who outscored Southern 39-17 in the second half. The Tigers made 17 of 25 at the line to 4 of 9 for the Jaguars (3-20, 2-8). Devante Jackson added 12 points. Grambling outrebounded Southern 41-29.

Sidney Umude scored 17 points for Southern, which shot just 33 percent and missed all 13 of their attempts from the arc.

Except for one tie, Southern led the entire first half and was up 23-20 at the break. The lead reached six before Grambling went on a 13-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer and dunk by Prince Moss, to lead 34-29 with 11:25 remaining. A 3-pointer by Smith put Grambling up by double figures for good with 6:49 to go.

Grambling swept the season series having beaten Southern 69-62 on Jan. 12.

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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 12-11 203959
home team logo Southern 3-20 231740
Team Stats
away team logo Grambling 12-11 71.4 PPG 40.9 RPG 12.4 APG
home team logo Southern 3-20 64.9 PPG 34.1 RPG 11.6 APG
Key Players
1
I. Smith Jr. 13.6 PPG 3.4 RPG 5.1 APG 40.5 FG%
22
E. Reese 13.2 PPG 3.5 RPG 2.4 APG 44.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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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