This was no contest. From start to finish, Grambling dominated the game and ran away with it, as they put a beat down on Southern- New Orleans 98-53. After the game, Grambling head coach Rick Duckett was pleased with win but he feels the team has more work to do.
” We have never had a game like this one were we were the favorite. We could have played a lot better, but we didn’t execute very well,” said Duckett.
At halftime, Grambling (2-4) led 45-22. They shot 57 percent from the field but shot 40 percent from the free throw line. Grambling had no problem in this game, even though they had trouble shooting the ball, they still cruised. In the second half, Grambling continued to lead by a huge margin and held on to collect the win.
At the conclusion of the game, the Tigers shot 57 percent from the field, out rebounded SUNO 53-23.
Six GSU players scored in double figures. Jamal Breaux and George Akpele led the way with 15 points each.
SUNO (0-6) seemed over matched from the start of the game, the team only had seven players and played hard but GSU was too much on this night. There were a few flashes from SUNO like when Billy Wilson dunked on a GSU player.
Grambling did not break a sweat against SUNO, but their next opponents include Louisiana Tech, LSU and Northwestern State.
Grambling will travel down to road to face Louisiana Tech on Saturday, tip off time is 7.pm.