Scores

Final

Grambling St 65

(11-20, 8-10 SWAC)

Miss Valley St 62

(13-19, 12-6 SWAC)

    1:30 PM ET, March 10, 2011

    1 2 T
    GRAM 32 3365
    MVSU 30 3262

    Top Performers

    Grambling State: J. Patton 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi Valley State: P. Crosby 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Grambling St. 65, MVSU 62

    Associated Press

    GARLAND, Texas -- Justin Patton scored 25 points to lead Grambling State to a 65-62 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.

    Donald Qualls added 14 points and Lance Feurtado had 11 for the sixth-seeded Tigers (11-20), who will face No. 2 seed Jackson State in the semifinals Friday.

    Paul Crosby scored 16 points for the Delta Devils (13-19) and Terrence Joyner had 12.

    Grambling State shot just 33.3 percent (18 of 54) and allowed MVSU to shoot 45.1 percent (23 of 51) but overcame its poor performance from the field by outscoring the Delta Devils 26-10 at the foul line. Patton scored 13 of his points on free throws.

    The Tigers also committed just six turnovers while scoring 15 points off MVSU's 14 giveaways.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GRAM
    MVSU
    Points 65 62
    FG Made-Attempted 18-54 (.333) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-35 (.743) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 9

    2010-11 Season

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    Jan 31, 2011 MVSU 94, @GRAM 74Recap
    Feb 28, 2011 @MVSU 66, GRAM 63Recap
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