GRAMBLING, La. -- Grambling State ended a 32-game losing streak, dating back to 2011, with an 83-75 victory over Division II Central Baptist on Monday night.
It was Grambling's first win since March 3, 2011 against Alabama A&M, after finishing 0-28 last season. The win also stopped a 25-game non-conference losing skid, going back to 2010.
The game was delayed for nearly 70 minutes because the officials weren't there for the opening tip.
When the game finally started, the Tigers went on a 13-4 spurt and led 24-18 at the 8:33 mark. A'Torri Shine scored 19 in the first half for Grambling State.
Central Baptist, a NAIA team, kept battling back and trailed 38-36 at halftime. The Mustangs shot 65 percent in the first half.
But Grambling State pulled away in the second half, as Remond Brown's 3-pointer gave them a 61-50 lead with 7:54 remaining and the Tigers were never threatened again.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.