Big time players make big time plays. On Monday night, the littlest guy made the biggest play. At only 5’7, Donald Qualls knocked down a three pointer with 8.3 seconds left to lead the Tigers to a 61-60 victory over Alcorn State.The gamed played in Lorman, Miss., was a rematch from the last time these two teams battled were The Tigers fell short 75-73 in a late game thriller. This time the G-Men where seeking revenge. The Tigers held a brief lead in the first half until the Braves took control at the 9:06 mark and closed the half on top with the score of 28-35.
The Tigers were trailing 53-40 with 12:32 left in the game, but The Tigers went on an 18-4 run and rallied back to erase a 13-point deficit.
Man of the night, Donald Qualls scored a three-point play followed by a three pointer to secure a Grambling State win.
Tigers leading scorer Justin Patton exploded in the second half scoring 14 of his 22 points and grabbing 11 of his 17 rebounds in the second half.
Collectively the team grabbed a season high in rebounds with 45 and tied a season high in assists with 15. With the win over Alcorn St that put the Tigers on a two-game winning streak, their first winning streak of the season and an overall record of (5-18, 3-8)
Their next game will be against Prairie View A&M University on Feb. 12 in the Assembly Center at 8 p.m.. The game will be televised on ESPNU. Come out and support Tiger basketball.