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IUPUI prevails over GSU in Fort-Myer Classic

By Joshua Bell
On November 29, 2018

Head coach Donte Jackson. Raven LeDay/The Gramblinite

The Grambling State Tigers men’s basketball team finished tournament play at the Fort Myers Tip-Off Classic falling short 80-69, to IUPUI.
GSU came out from the tip-off aggressive on offense tying the game at 11 apiece before IUPUI went on a 9-2 run to take a 20-13 advantage with 10:57 left in the first half.


Grambling State fought back to cut the deficit to 25-22, but the Jaguars quickly responded after back-to-back buckets by Camron Justice.


The Tigers trimmed the margin to 34-30 after a Zavier Peart layup, however IUPUI would respond to take a 39-31 advantage into the break.


The Jaguars kept the momentum into the second half taking a 58-38 lead midway through the half.


GSU continued to trim away at the deficit as Lasani Johnson’s layup with 6:42 remaining cut the margin to 65-51.


However, Grambling State could not rally back in the final six minutes falling to the Jaguars.


Dallas Polk-Hilliard, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, led the Tigers with 11 points, five rebounds, and two steals.


The Tigers return to action Saturday, Dec. 1, against LSU in Baton Rouge, La.

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