Alabama A&M beats Grambling St. 63-45

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GRAMBLING, La. (AP)—Trant Simpson scored 21 points and Alabama A&M rallied to defeat Grambling State 63-45 Thursday night, ending a six-game skid.

The Bulldogs (8-17, 6-11 Southwestern Athletic Conference) trailed 30-25 at halftime, but outscored the Tigers 38-15 in the second half to win their first game since Feb. 7.

Simpson shot 8 of 13 from the field and was 4 of 6 from 3-point range for Alabama A&M, which made 26 of 49 field goals (53.1 percent) and 7 of 17 from beyond the arc.

Kudus Ogbara added 10 points for the Bulldogs.

Grambling State (6-22, 4-13), which defeated Alabama A&M 66-64 on Jan. 3, shot 34.5 percent from the field (19 of 55) and was 2 of 9 from 3-point range.

Donald Qualls, with 10 points, was the only player in double figures for the Tigers, who have lost seven straight.

Both teams close out their regular seasons Saturday.

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 Top Performers
 Alabama A&M
Trant Simpson Trant Simpson
8-13,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Grambling St.
Ariece Perkins Ariece Perkins
3-7,  8 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists

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