HAMMOND, La. -- A jumper by Drake Wilks capped a frantic final possession that saw Grambling take three shots and defeat Southeastern Louisiana 68-67 on Saturday after coming from 12 points down late in the game.
James Currington scored to give the Lions a 67-63 lead with 48 seconds remaining and Grambling took over from there. Anthony Gaston drained a 3-pointer to make it 67-66, Shirmane Thomas stole the ball and Grambling called time to set up the final 15 seconds.
DeVante Jackson missed but Wilks controlled the board, put the ball back up, missed and grabbed the rebound again before hitting winner with 3.6 seconds on the clock. It was the only lead of the game for the Tigers (4-7) who trailed 46-27 at halftime and 59-47 with 6:31 to play.
Gaston led Grambling with 18 points and three steals, Jackson had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ivy Smith Jr. scored 13 and Wilks scored eight.
No. 23 Iowa St's 3-point barrage beats No. 18 K-State, 78-64
Lindell Wigginton hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Talen Horton-Tucker buried six 3s and had 20, and No. 23 Iowa State pulled away late for a 78-64 victory over No. 18 Kansas State on Saturday to tighten up the Big 12 title race.
Marques Bolden made Dunk. Assisted by Cam Reddish.
M. Bolden made Dunk. Assisted by C. Reddish.
Burch-Manning carries South Dakota past W. Illinois 80-67
Trey Burch-Manning had 20 points as South Dakota beat Western Illinois 80-67 on Saturday.
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