Former Big East star Quincy Roberts led Grambling State to victory over Alabama A&M.

Quincy Roberts finished with 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Grambling State Tigers to their first win of the season as they edged out Alabama A&M 60-55.

The game came down to the wire and clutch free throws by the Tigers (1-11) secured their victory. In the final minute collectively, Roberts, Brandon Dorsett, Bryant Purvis and David Copeland  hit 7 of 8 foul shots.

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The Tigers trailed 4-0 early in the game but scored 11 straight points that gave them an 11-4 lead at the 11:42 mark. Tigers didn’t trail since; at halftime they lead 36-28.

The Bulldogs (2-9) opened the second half with a 8-2 run making the score 38-34 at the 15:13 mark, they then went score for score until a 3-pointer by Xavier Rogers that pushed the Tiger lead to 47-40 with 9:57 left. Alabama A&M wouldn’t go away but there was too much Quincy Roberts. Down the stretch Roberts scored seven consecutive points for the Tigers. Casey Canty scored 24 points for Alabama A&M and Jeremy Crutcher pitched in 14.