Scores

Final

Grambling St 54

(5-24, 3-15 SWAC)

Texas Southern 79

(17-14, 12-6 SWAC)

    1:30 PM ET, March 12, 2014

    Toyota Center (Houston), Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    GRAM 19 3554
    TXSO 32 4779

    Top Performers

    Grambling St: C. Thomas 9 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Texas Southern: A. Murray 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 6 Blk

    Texas Southern takes out Grambling in SWAC, 79-54

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Aaric Murray scored 18 points and blocked six shots as second-seeded Texas Southern won its seventh game in a row after beating No. 10 seed Grambling State 79-54 on Wednesday in a Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterfinal game.

    Murray, named the conference player and defensive player of the year, made 5 of 7 shots and went 8 for 11 from the free throw line. In the regular season he averaged 21.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks.

    Madarious Gibbs had 15 points for Texas Southern (17-14) and D'Angelo Scott added 13 and grabbed 10 rebounds.

    Coming off its first SWAC tournament win since 2011, Grambling State (5-24) was led by Antwan Scott with 12 points.

    Texas Southern led by 15 points early in the second half before it went on a 12-0 run to take a commanding 57-30 lead with 10:50 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GRAM
    TXSO
    Points 54 79
    FG Made-Attempted 18-62 (.290) 29-61 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-24 (.625) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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