GRAMBLING, La. -- Ivy Smith, Jr. scored 14 points and DeVante Jackson added another 13 as Grambling beat Alabama A&M 70-60 in the Southwestern Conference opener for both schools Saturday night.
The Tigers built their lead in the first half, taking a 40-28 lead into intermission and maintained a consistent shooting touch the entire game. Grambling (7-7) was 17 of 37 in the first half (45.95%) and 11 of 24 in the second (45.83%).
Smith was 5 of 8 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and dished eight assists. Jackson grabbed six boards.
E.J. Williams had a double-double to lead Alabama A&M (3-9), scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 boards. Garrett Hicks added 13 points.
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