Scores

Final

Grambling St 51

(0-28, 0-18 SWAC)

Alabama A&M 59

(11-19, 6-12 SWAC)

9:00 PM ET, March 13, 2013

1 2 T
GRAM 28 2351
AAMU 25 3459

Top Performers

Grambling State: T. Rose 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

Alabama A&M: D. Tabb 15 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Alabama A&,M 59, Grambling St. 51

Associated Press

GARLAND, Texas -- Brandon Ellis scored 19 points and Demarquelle Tabb had 15 points and 15 rebounds as Alabama State completed Grambling's winless season with a 59-51 victory in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday night.

Green Hill added 11 points for the sixth-seeded Bulldogs (11-19), who play No. 1 seed Southern in Friday's semifinals.

Terry Rose scored 22 points for the Tigers (0-28), who are the first Division I team to end a season without a win since NJIT in 2007-08.

Grambling got one last chance to end its skid -- under normal circumstances, the last-place squad would not have qualified for the SWAC tournament, but three other schools were ineligible -- against the last team it defeated. The Tigers topped Alabama A&M in overtime in their 2011-12 finale.

Wednesday's loss was Grambling's first this season by single digits. It led 28-25 at halftime and was within 51-47 with 2:26 remaining, but the Bulldogs went 8 for 10 from the free-throw line in the final 55 seconds to protect their lead.

The Tigers' next potential date with infamy is the Division I-record 41-game losing streak, set by Towson in 2011 and '12.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GRAM
AAMU
Points 51 59
FG Made-Attempted 17-53 (.321) 21-52 (.404)
3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 4-16 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 13-27 (.481)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 8

2012-13 Season

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