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Women’s college basketball: No. 2 seed Grambling State to face Florida A&M in SWAC tournament opener

by Russell Hedges

By Curtis Ford, Grambling State Associate AD for Athletic Communications

Grambling State enters the 2024 Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament as the second seed and will open play versus No. 7 Florida A&M at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala. 

GSU wrapped up the regular season with a 21-8 overall record and a 15-3 mark in conference play. It marked the first time since the 2002-03 season that the Lady Tigers won 20 games in a season. 

Grambling State and Florida A&M met twice in the regular season with the Lady Tigers winning both contests. GSU outlasted FAMU 88-85 in three overtimes in Tallahassee, Fla. on Jan. 15. In the second meeting on March 2, the Lady Tigers beat the Rattlers 65-54. 

Wednesday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN+. 

DateWomen’s Tournament ScheduleTimeWatch
March 13Game 1: No. 2 Grambling State vs No. 7 Florida A&M11:00 amESPN+
March 13Game 2: No. 1 Jackson State vs No. 8 Prairie View A&M5:30 pmESPN+
March 14Game 3: No. 3 Southern vs No. 6 Alcorn State11:00 amESPN+
March 14Game 4: No. 4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. No. 5 Alabama A&M5:30 pmESPN+
March 15Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 311:00 amESPN+
March 15Game 6:  Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 45:30 pmESPN+
March 16Game 7: Women’s Basketball Championship Game4:30 p

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