G-Men fall, Lady Tigers roar on road vs. Alabama State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Grambling State University men’s basketball team fought to the end on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers ended the regular season with a 78-75 loss to Alabama State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference  game at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. 

Grambling State (11-19 overall, 9-9 SWAC), which has dropped six out of its last seven games down the stretch, will look to rebound in next week’s SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Alabama State (9-21, 8-10) remained alive for a potential tournament berth. 

Cameron Christon led Grambling State with 21 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, with five rebounds and three assists. Prince Moss tallied 15 points, eight boards, one assist and one steal, while Tra’Michael Moton added 11 points, three assists and a pair of rebounds. Malik Lamin registered 10 points, a team-high nine boards and one steal. 

The G-Men will open the SWAC Tournament as the No. 6 seed, and will take on No. 3 seed Southern University at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.  

The Tigers earned the No. 6 seed completing the regular season with an 11-19 overall record and going 9-9 in conference play.  

• The Grambling State University women’s basketball team trailed by as many at 16 points early in the third quarter, but used a big second half to complete the season sweep of Alabama State, 64-56, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday afternoon at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. 

GSU (13-16 overall, 10-8 SWAC), which shot 13 percent from the floor in the second period, fell behind 32-16 early in the third quarter before outscoring Alabama State, 50-26, in the final two periods to earn the season sweep. 

The Lady Tigers will open the 2022 Cricket Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament presented by Mountain Dew, as the No. 7 seed, and take on No. 2 seed Alabama A&M at 11 a.m. on  Wednesday.

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