HOUSTON -- Ivy Smith Jr. had 22 points and seven rebounds on Monday night to help Grambling beat Texas Southern 78-55 for its 10th straight win.
Grambling (14-12, 10-3 Southwest Athletic Conference) took sole possession of first in the conference standings with Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9-4) dropping out after an 84-52 loss to Alcorn State on Monday night.
Texas Southern had a 17-6 run to cut the deficit to 54-45 in the second half but got no closer. Grambling pulled away with nine straight points and led by no less than 15 from there.
Boise State uses late run to get past Jackson State 70-53
RJ Williams scored 18 on 7-of-9 shooting, Zach Haney had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Boise State pulled away late to beat Jackson State 70-53 on Friday night.
Taylor's double-double helps Utah St. beat Utah Valley 65-46
Quinn Taylor had 10 points and 15 rebounds to help Utah State cruise past Utah Valley 65-46 on Friday night to remain undefeated.
Wright's late free throws help Colorado edge Omaha 79-75
Tyler Bey and Lucas Siewert each scored 16 points and McKinley Wright IV hit two free throws with seven seconds left to help Colorado hold on for a 79-75 victory over Omaha on Friday night.