Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SWAC Tournament: Grambling State Upsets Jackson State

HOUSTON, Texas -- Terry Rose scored 22 points as 10th seeded Grambling State University defeated seventh-seeded Jackson State 84-75 in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday at the Toyota Center.

GSU (5-23, 3-15) in conference play this season avenged two regular-season losses to JSU both by double-digits.

Chandler Thomas added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Tigers.

Grambling pushed ahead after it went on a 14-3 second-half run, with three pointers by Rose and A'Torri Shine, to take a 67-61 lead.

Jeff Stubbs made a basket to pull Jackson State within 75-73 with 2:19 left, but Jackson State would only make one more field goal for the remainder. Grambling State hit 7-of-8 free throws in the final 34 seconds to secure the win.

Julysses Nobles scored 28 points, on 9-of-23 shooting, for Jackson State (11-20, 7-11).

GSU will play second-seeded Texas Southern on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.



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