Jackson caps Grambling comeback, beats Jackson State 63-61

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — DeVante Jackson hit a pair of jumpers in the final minute to cap a Grambling State comeback and earn a 63-61 win over Jackson State on Saturday night.

Venjie Wallis hit a jumper with 2:42 left to give Jackson State a 61-56 lead, but the Tigers did not score again. Ivy Smith Jr. hit 3 of 4 from the free throw line to get Grambling within two and Jackson tied the game with just under a minute to go, they knocked down the go-ahead jumper with :29 left. Jonas James missed a jumper for Jackson State and Wallis missed a 3 at the buzzer.

Jackson, Cameron Christon and Smith scored 15 points apiece for Grambling State, and Smith added eight assists.

Wallis had 15 points for Jackson State (10-17, 7-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Roland Griffin added 14 points and seven rebounds. Tristan Jarrett had 13 points.

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Grambling State leveled the season series against Jackson State with the win. Jackson State defeated Grambling State 71-53 on Jan. 25. Grambling State (14-13, 8-6) takes on Arkansas-Pine Bluff at home next Saturday. Jackson State plays Mississippi Valley State at home next Saturday.

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