Grambling looks to avenge earlier loss in Round 2 of WNIT
Next up for Grambling will be the Tulane Green Wave, with tip-off set for Sunday at 4 p.m. from Tulane's Devlin Fieldhouse.
Tulane comes in with a 17-14 overall record, having advanced to the next round via a 62-53 victory over Texas-Arlington, overcoming a 28-22 halftime deficit to win it. Kolby Morgan (19.1 PPG) was a difference maker for the Wave, scoring 20 points in the game. Morgan has been the Green Wave's go-to scorer all year, hitting the 20-point plateau in 18 games this year.
Grambling (19-14) moved to the next round thanks to its 78-75 victory at Ole Miss on Thursday. John'ea Thompson (10 points, six rebounds) made the go-ahead basket with 11.5 seconds left to stave off a furious Rebel comeback. Jazmine Torian led the way with 23 points, and the duo of Shakyla Hill and Monisha Neal each added 17 points.
The contest will be a rematch from the Lady Tigers' season opener. In the team's Nov. 12 tilt, Grambling fell 79-56 during what was one of its worst shooting performances of the 2016-17 campaign as Hill was held to a season-low six points. Tulane's Morgan scored 21, and teammate Meredith Schulte added a career-best 20 points. The Lady Tigers connected on just 32.3 percent of their attempts in that contest -- the fourth-lowest shooting mark they've posted this season.