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.