Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Grambling Men Defeat Prairie View to End 31-Game Road Losing Streak Monday

Picture by SWAC.org

Four seasons ago, the Grambling mens basketball team suffered through a rough 4-24 season in which they started with 11 straight losses and had a nine-losing streak heading into the final game of the season.

But they defeated Alabama A&M for the second time that season, 75-72 in Huntsville to at least end a rough year on a positive note.

However, that would be the last road win for the Tigers -- until Monday night.

Torrie Stone had 21 points while Chandler Thomas added 19 as the Grambling defeated Prairie View A&M 83-81 at Prairie View.  It was Grambling's first win over Prairie View since 2007.

Grambling is only 3-19 (2-11 in the SWAC) during another rough season.  But defeating a good Prairie View team (8-16, 6-6 SWAC) ends a week of positives for the Grambling mens basketball program. 

The three wins so far are the most for Grambing since 2012.  And one week ago, the Tigers ended a 45-game Division I losing streak with a 15-point win over the conference's fourth-best team, Alcorn State.