Scores

Final OT

Southern 76

(8-13, 6-4 SWAC)

Grambling St 79

(5-12, 5-5 SWAC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 9, 2008

    Assembly Center, Grambling, Louisiana

    1 2 OT T
    SOU 41 27 876
    GRAM 37 31 1179

    Top Performers

    Southern University: C. Davis 33 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Grambling State: A. Ratliff 30 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

    Grambling St. 79, Southern U. 76

    Associated Press

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) -- Andre Ratliff scored 30 points and Duran Diaz added 12, including a go-ahead 3-pointer and game-ending free throws, as Grambling State defeated Southern University in overtime Saturday, 79-76.

    The game was tight throughout, and Grambling (5-12, 5-5 SWAC), was able to overcome 17 turnovers to secure the win.

    Chris Davis led Southern (8-13, 6-4 SWAC) with 33 points and four steals. Only one of his teammates, Steffon Wiley, scored in the double digits; Wiley had 12.

    The game was tied at 68 heading into overtime, and Southern scored first, with 3:31 left, on a layup by Wiley. But Southern missed its next three shots and Grambling pulled ahead on a Ratliff 3 and free throw that put Grambling up 72-70.

    The teams tied twice more, and Southern went up, 76-74, with 43 seconds left before the Diaz 3-pointer. Diaz followed that with two free throws with 3 seconds left, putting Grambling up, 79-76.

    Davis, who was 5 for 11 in 3-pointers during the game, was unsuccessful in one last attempt as time ran out.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SOU
    GRAM
    Points 76 79
    FG Made-Attempted 28-64 (.438) 28-56 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 12-20 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 3

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