By Deja Harrison-GSU Sports Info.
Box Score GRAMBLING, La. | Cameron Christon tied his career-high with 24 points, and three Tigers scored in double figures as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team cruised past Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponent Alcorn State, 79-74, Tuesday evening in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Alcorn State’s only lead of the night was the first bucket of the game.
Grambling State (Overall 4-6, SWAC 2-1) who held the lead for the rest of the night got off to a 20-11 start, but the Braves trimmed the margin to 35-29 going into the break. The game was tied 41 after a dunk by Tyree Corbett but the Tigers used a 43-30 run to grab their largest lead of the night, 71-57.
The game got as close as 78-74 with 25.3 seconds left to play, but the late rally from the Braves fell short as the G-Men were able to seal the deal.
Cameron Christian paced the Tigers offense with a game high 24 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block. Terreon Randolph posted a double-double, including 12 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two steals while Reyhan Cobb chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds for Grambling.
Kurk Lee paced Alcorn State (2-5 overall, 2-1 SWAC) with 20 points, four rebounds and six assists. Troymain Crosby tallied 18 poinsts, five rebounds and one steal while Tyree Corbett added 15 points, six rebounds and one assist for the Braves.
Inside the Numbers
> Grambling State was 25-of-50 (50.0 percent) shooting and 25-of-42 (59.5 percent) from the charity stripe
> Alcorn State shot 38.9 percent (21-of-54) from the field and 82.8 percent (24-of-29) from the free-throw line
> The Tigers registered 37 rebounds, including 27 off the defensive glass
> The Braves pulled down 21 rebounds, with four coming on the offensive end
> Grambling State finished with 34 points in the paint, 12 points off 10 Brave turnovers, 28 bench points, 11 fast-break points and seven second-chance points
> Alcorn registered 12 bench points, 20 points in the paint, 12 points off 16 Tiger turnovers, 12 fast-break points and two second-chance points
Grambling State returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 16 against Texas Southern. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m CT in H&PE Arena in Houston.
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