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Combs scores in waning seconds, Texas Southern wins 86-85

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Jeremy Combs had a layup in the waning seconds to give Texas Southern an 86-85 victory over Grambling on Saturday night.

Grambling held an 85-81 lead with less than 20 seconds remaining when Jalyn Patterson drained a 3-pointer to close to 85-84. Devocio Butler stole the inbound pass, flipped the ball to Patterson who slipped it to Combs on his way to the basket for the winning bucket with six seconds remaining.

Grambling's Ivy Smith drove for a layup in the last second but Tynik Armstrong blocked the shot to seal the victory.

Combs finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Eden Ewing had 18 points to go with 13 rebounds and Derrick Bruce added 17 points for Texas Southern (13-11, 8-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

The Tigers led for most of the second half and were up 62-51 at the 11:44 mark. Grambling rallied to take a 75-73 lead after a Prince Moss dunk with 4:21 left. Grambling kept the lead until Combs drove for the winning bucket.

Dallas Polk-Hilliard drained 6 of 11 from distance to total a career-high 22 points for Grambling (13-12, 7-5).

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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 Texas So. 13-11 434386
home team logo Grambling 13-12 355085
Team Stats
away team logo Texas So. 13-11 81.6 PPG 42.6 RPG 15.6 APG
home team logo Grambling 13-12 71.4 PPG 40.9 RPG 12.4 APG
Key Players
13
J. Combs 17.6 PPG 9.3 RPG 1.5 APG 60.2 FG%
1
I. Smith Jr. 13.6 PPG 3.4 RPG 5.1 APG 40.5 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