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Alcorn State edges Grambling State 57-55
Monday, Feb 6, 2012

GRAMBLING, La. (AP)—Xavian Rimmer sank a pair of foul shots with 10 seconds left, lifting Alcorn State to a 57-55 win over Grambling State on Monday night.

Rimmer’s shots salvaged the Braves (7-16, 4-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference) nearly giving away a 55-51 lead with 1 1/2 minutes left, as Quincy Roberts tied it at 55-all for the Tigers on a layup with 38 seconds remaining.

But Rimmer did his job, and Roberts couldn’t win it for Grambling State as his jumper at the buzzer wouldn’t fall.

The Braves overcame a six-point halftime deficit in the win, outscoring Grambling State 31-23 in the second half.

Twann Oakley scored 17 points to lead Alcorn State, which has now won back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Braves avenged a Jan. 9 loss to the Tigers.

Brandon Dorsett paced the Tigers (3-18, 3-8) with 16 points.

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 Top Performers
 Alcorn St.
Twann Oakley Twann Oakley
6-12,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Grambling St.
Peter Roberson Peter Roberson
5-9,  14 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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