Grambling falls in heartbreaking fashion to UTRGV 74-73

From Grambling Sports Information: EDINBURG, Texas | Ivy Smith Jr.’s layup attempt at the buzzer did everything but fall as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker, 74-73, to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during the opening round of the collegeinsider.com tournament on Wednesday night at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. Grambling State concludes the season 17-17 and fell just short to earning back-to-back winning seasons in 15 years. UTRGV improves to 20-16 and moves on to the second round of the tournament. Dallas Polk-Hilliard led four Tiger players in double figures with…

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Grambling State University football holds its pro day

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University held its annual football Pro Day at Eddie G. Robinson Memoria Stadium on Tuesday morning in front of scouts representing 15 teams from the National Football League. “I thought it was a good day,” Grambling State head football coach Broderick Fobbs said. “This was a tremendous opportunity for these young men and to get an opportunity to perform in front of these scouts is always good.” Fourteen former Grambling State student-athletes went through a two-hour workout in front of NFL scouts on Tuesday.…

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Grambling to take on UTRGV Wednesday

From Grambling Sports Information : GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team has one more game left and maybe more as head coach Donte’ Jackson announced on Sunday eveningthat the Tigers will play the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in the opening round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament. Tip-off against the Vaqueros is set for 7 p.m.from the UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas. Grambling State (17-16), finished tied for third in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and was the fourth seed in last week’s conference tournament. The Tigers defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff in…

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SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal Recaps

From swac.org : Prairie View A&M 81, Grambling State 71Texas Southern 80, Alabama State 66 Panthers hold off Grambling State, advance to tournament finals BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Top-seeded Prairie View A&M prevailed 81-71 over No. 4 seed Grambling State Friday afternoon to advance to the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament finals at Bill Harris Arena. Devonte Patterson scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Panthers (21-12). Gary Blackston added 18 points and five rebounds, and Darius Williams scored 16 points. Ivy Smith led Grambling State with 21 points and…

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Grambling’s Donte’ Jackson named Ben Jobe Award Finalist

From Grambling State Sports Information: BOSTON, Mass. | Grambling State University head men’s basketball Donte’ Jackson was named on Thursday a 2019 Ben Jobe Award Finalist. The Ben Jobe Award is presented annually to the top minority coach in division I men’s basketball. An icon in the history of basketball atHistorically Black Colleges and Universities, Jobe is best known as the head coach of the Southern University, a position he held for 12 seasons. His record at Southern was 209-141 and included four NCAA Tournament appearances. He also coached the Jaguars to one NIT…

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Grambling Lady Tigers fall 71-69 in SWAC semis

From Grambling Sports Information: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | There will be no glass slipper and no repeating as Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) women’s basketball champions for Grambling State University as the Lady Tigers could not rally from a 10-point halftime deficit in a 71-69 defeat to Southern University on Friday afternoon in the SWAC semifinals at Bill Harris Arena Southern (19-12), the tournament’s top seed and regular season champions, advance to Saturday’s title game and will meet either Jackson State or Prairie View A&M. Grambling State concludes the season with a 16-16 overall record. Grambling…

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Grambling Men’s Basketball advance to SWAC semifinals

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University men’s basketball team built a 12-point first-half lead and held on late down the stretch for a 59-52 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday night in the 2019 Toyota Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State (17-15), the fourth seed, secured its first back-to-back winning season since 2004-2006. The Tigers advance to Friday’s semifinals and will meet top seed Prairie View A&M at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham,…

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Grambling Lady Tigers hold off late charge from Alabama A&M

GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University women’s basketball team led by as many 25 points midway through the third period and held on for a 71-61 victory over Alabama A&M during Senior Day in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Saturday at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State secured the fourth seed in next week’s SWAC Basketball Tournament and will face the fifth seed, Texas Southern. Tip-off against TSU is set for on Tuesday at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Time for Tuesday’s game will be determined…

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Moss and Jackson lead Grambling over Alabama A&M

GRAMBLING, La. | Prince Moss and Devante Jackson each posted 14 points as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team secured the fourth seed for next week’s Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Basketball Tournament with a 66-58 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State (16-15 overall, 10-8 SWAC) finished tied for third in the conference standings with Jackson State. JSU swept the season series to claim the third spot as GSU earned the fourth position. The Tigers will play host to Arkansas-Pine Bluff in…

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Grambling smacks up Alabama State 93-66

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | On a night when the Grambling State University men’s basketball team entered the evening needing to defeat by Alabama State by 22 points to hold the tiebreaker over the Hornets, the Tigers got that margin and more, shooting a blistering 67.3 percent from the floor, in a 93-66 victory in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Thursday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State (15-15 overall, 9-8 SWAC) now controls its own destiny to hosting a SWAC Tournament game. The Tigers currently…

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