GSU earns forfeit win due to Covid; Lady Tigers fall

Courtesy of GSU Athletics

Grambling State men’s basketball team hasn’t played in the friendly confines of the Fredrick Hobdy Assembly Center in more than a month.

They will have to wait a little longer.

The G-men were supposed to open SWAC play Monday at home against Prairie View A&M but the game was canceled due to Covid-19 protocols within the PVAM program.

The Tigers will return to the court on Wednesday against Texas Southern University at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center at 7:30 pm following the women’s game. Wednesday’s game is Church Night and everyone is encouraged to wear gold.  

Prairie View 65, Lady Tigers 57

The Grambling State University women’s basketball team put forth a valiant fourth quarter comeback effort, but dropped its Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opener to Prairie View A&M, 65-57, on Monday evening at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

GSU leading scorer Alexus Holt, scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds, four assists and one steal. Justice Coleman and Ariel Williams contributed 12 points apiece.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Grambling State shot 23-of-55 from the field (41.8 percent)
  • Prairie View A&M went 24-of-43 on field goal attempts (55.8 percent)
  • GSU connected on 6-of-17 shots from three-point range (35.3 percent)
  • PVAMU drained 4-of-10 from behind the arc (40.0 percent)
  • The Lady Tigers hit on 71.4 percent of their free throws (5-of-7)
  • The Panthers sank 13-of-20 attempts from the free-throw line (65.0 percent)
  • GSU was outrebounded UNO 30-23
  • The Lady Tigers scored 14 points off of 16 turnovers
  • The Panthers tallied 10 points on 13 turnovers
  • Grambling State outscored Prairie View A&M 10-7 in fast-break points
  • Both benches scored 16 points apiece
  • The Lady Tigers scored nine second-chance points. Prairie View A&M tallied two second-chance points  
  • PVAMU held a 34-30 advantage on points in the paint

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