Southern (7-9, 3-0 SWAC) jumped out to an early 16-3 lead as Malcolm Miller hit two 3-pointers and pushed the lead to 22 after a dunk by Miller at the 6:05 mark in the first half.
Terry Rose hit a jumper to open the scoring for Grambling State (1-11, 0-3 SWAC), but the Tigers missed their next seven field goal attempts until Richard Freeman sank a jumper and 3-pointer to make it 16-8.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.