Moss posts career high as GSU tops UAPB


GRAMBLING, La. | Prince Moss posted a career-high 21 points as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team broke a two-game losing streak with a 79-55 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Saturday at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

Grambling State (10-11 overall, 4-4 SWAC) led 42-25 at the half and cruised the victory.

Moss finished with 21 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, including 5-of-6 from beyond the three-point line. He also added six steals, five rebounds, one block and one assist. Anthony Gaston registered 11 points, two assists and one board.

Shaun Doss led Arkansas-Pine Bluff (7-14, 4-4) with 19 points and three rebounds, while Martaveous McKnight, the SWAC Preseason Player of the Year, tallied 11 points, nine boards, three steals and one assist.

Grambling State took a 22-12 lead after a three-point play by Ivy Smith, Jr. with 8:32 left in the first half and the Tigers pushed the margin to 37-17 with exactly four minutes remaining.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff closed the gap to 42-25 at the break and opened the second half with an 11-5 run, capped by a Jordan McNair jumper to cut the deficit to 47-36 with 14:49 left.

However, the Tigers put the game away with a 20-8 run over the next nine minutes to take a 67-44 advantage as the Golden Lions could not recover down the stretch.

Grambling State concludes its three-game homestand on Monday as Mississippi Valley State comes to town. Tip-off for the ESPNU game is set for 8:05 p.m.

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