The HBCU basketball season is heating up, and Grambling State University men’s basketball team showed it has the top talent it needs to come out on top this season. By the end of the game, the Grambling State Tigers‘ had 3 scorers on their team with 10 or more points.
The Grambling State University men’s basketball team produced three scorers in double figures and outrebounded its opponent, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers fell 77-65 to Tulane University at the Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse.
As a team Grambling shot 9-of-18 from downtown while Tulane nailed 14 of its 27 shots from three-point land. Senior guard Prince Moss led the Tigers with a team-high 18 points on 4-of-6 shooting from downtown while teammate Cameron Christon added 16 points and connected on four of his seven three-point attempts
“Hats off to Tulane,” said Grambling State head coach Donte Jackson. “Today they shot the ball extremely well. Our guys competed really well but the difference in the game was us taking care of the ball and their three-point shooting.”
Senior Kelton Edwards chipped in with 10 points in 22 minutes of action for Grambling.
Jaylen Forbes led the way with a game-high 21 points and buried five 3-pointers for the Green Wave.
Inside the Numbers
> Grambling State was 22-of-45 (49 percent) shooting from the field and 12-of-16 (75 percent) from the charity stripe
> Tulane shot 44 percent (24-of-55) from the field and 79 percent (15-of-19) from the free-throw line
> The Tigers registered 30 rebounds, including 24 on the defensive glass
> The Green Wave pulled down 28 rebounds, with nine coming on the offensive end
> GSU finished with 23 bench points, 22 points in the paint, 11 points off turnovers, eight second-chance points and seven fast break points
>TU tallied eight points in the paint, 14 points off turnovers, 15 bench points, four second-chance points and 12 fast break points