From Grambling State Sports Information:
GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University women’s basketball team will look to keep its win streak alive this weekend and avoid a season sweep of Jackson State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game.
Tip-off from Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center is set for 3 p.m.
Grambling State (12-13 overall, 9-4 SWAC), which currently sits in the second spot behind Southern, enters Saturday’s tilt on a three-game winning streak and is coming off a 73-57 victory over Prairie View A&M on Monday. GSU and Jackson State last played on Jan. 26, which JSU earning a 77-74 victory.
Jackson State (11-13, 7-6), which is sixth in the conference standings, has won six out of its last seven games, including a 73-64 victory on Monday against Texas Southern.
ABOUT JACKSON STATE
> Jackson State is averaging 68.5 points per game, while its opponents are averaging 67.2 points.
> JSU is shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 57.7 percent from the foul line.
> Marneisha Hamer paces the Jackson State offense at 15.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, followed by Christina Ellis at 13.0 points and 3.8 boards per game.
LAST TIME OUT
> Grambling State is coming off a 73-57 victory over Prairie View A&M on Monday
> GSU completed season sweeps of Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M
> Shakyla Hill led five Grambling State players in double figures with 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals. Jazmin Boyd added 18 points, while Ariel Williams tallied 11 points. Justice Coleman and Jasmine Forte registered 10 points each
> GSU shot 44.4 percent from the field and 71.4 percent from the charity stripe
> Shakyla Hill currently ranks fourth on the all-time GSU scoring list with 1,939 points
> Shakyla Hill needs five steals to break the all-time GSU and SWAC record for steals in a career. Shiakeia Carter holds the record with 469 total steals
> Shakyla Hill has 574 career assists and currently ranks second in the GSU record books. She needs 28 to hold the all-time record, which is held by Shiakiea Carter (601)
> Jazmin Boyd has posted double figures in scoring 70 times in her collegiate career
> Shakyla Hill has scored 15 or more points 70 times in her collegiate career, including 21 times this season
> Shakyla Hill has 35 career double-doubles, two triple-doubles and two quadruple-double
> Shakyla Hill ranks second nationally in steals and steals per game, while fourth in free-throw attempts
> Grambling State won two games at the Puerto Rico Classic, defeating Indiana and Loyola-Marymount
> The Lady Tigers snapped Indiana’s 16-game win streak, which was the longest active winning streak
> Shakyla Hill was just two assists and two steals away from her second career quadruple double in a loss to South Dakota at the Puerto Rico Classic
> Jazmin Boyd surpassed the 1,000-point plateau on Nov. 11 against Southern Miss
> Shakyla Hill posted her second-career quadruple-double on Feb. 2 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. She became the first men’s and women’s NCAA Division I player to accomplish the feat twice in a career
> Grambling State was predicted to win the SWAC regular season champion
GRAMBLING STATE BASKETBALL HISTORY
> Grambling State won the SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship in 2018, ending a nearly 20-year drought
> Under Freddie Murray, the Lady Tigers have defeated notable Power 5 opponents Ole Miss and Indiana
> Grambling State became the first SWAC school to win a postseason game, defeating Ole Miss in the 2017 WNIT opening round
> In the past two seasons, Grambling State has played in the WNIT and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament
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