Grambling State rides six-game winning streak into Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Originally Published: November 5, 2008By Donald Hunt | Special to ESPN.com
Grambling State has been the hottest team in the SWAC.The Tigers (4-0 SWAC, 7-2 overall) are riding a six-game winning streak as they head into a conference battle with Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-4, 1-8) in Little Rock on Saturday. Grambling State is also in first place in the SWAC West Division.
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