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Tigers lose tourney finals to Alabama State 64-48

GARLAND, Texas — Grambling State University went flat offensively in the second half and with it when the Tigers’ hopes of reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

After leading 28-26 at halftime, the No. 6-seeded Tigers scored only four points in the first eight minutes of the final half and went on to suffer a 65-48 loss to Alabama State University in the championship game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.

With the victory, the Hornets earned an automatic berth in the NCAA tourney, their second since the 2008-09 season.

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