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.
Hayes smacks dunk in transition
Florida's Kevarrius Hayes elevates for a dunk on an inbounds pass from Andrew Nembhard.
Fore's steal leads to a slam
Khwan Fore steals the ball and finishes with the easy dunk.
Akinjo between-the-legs dime leads to Govan 3-pointer
James Akinjo pulls all the tricks out of his bag as he throws a sick between-the-legs pass to Jessie Govan who nails a deep 3-pointer.