Men's Basketball Recaps: Nov. 16
Iowa 85, Grambling State 74
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Axel Mpoyo scored a career-high 21 points as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team gave Iowa a scare on Thursday night in an 85-74 loss at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Grambling State (0-2) hung with Iowa for nearly 30 minutes and had a 59-56 lead with 10:58 left, but the Hawkeyes proved too much down the stretch and outscored the Tigers, 29-15, during the final 10-plus minutes to get the victory.
Mpoyo scored 21 points, on 8-of-18 shooting, with a career-high six rebounds, two steals and one block. Anthony Gaston tossed in a career-high 16 points, including four of the Tigers’ 10 3-pointers, with five rebounds and one steal. Diontae Jones recorded 13 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, with two rebounds, and Nigel Riberio tallied 12 points, two assists and one steal. Ivy Smith, Jr., posted a career-high eight assists and seven points.
Jack Nunge led five Iowa players in double figures with 17 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Moss and Tyler Cook each recorded 15 points, while Luka Garza tallied 13 points, nine boards, three blocks, two assists and two steals. Jordan Bohannon registered 12 points and a team-high seven asks.
--Grambling State Sports Information
Ohio State 82, Texas Southern 64
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Texas Southern cut a double-digit deficit to two points at 59-57 with under seven minutes left to play but it wasn't enough to pull off the upset over Ohio State as the Buckeyes prevailed 82-64 after closing out the game on a strong note offensively.
Texas Southern was led in scoring by Donte Clark who tallied 17 points and seven rebounds to go along with four assists and one steal. Trayvon Reed and Derrick Bruce added 14 points apiece while fellow teammate Robert Lewis contributed 11 points.
OSU led 42-29 at halftime as they shot 46.2 percent from the field for the game. Texas Southern shot 41.5 percent from the floor while collectively going 14-of-15 from the free throw line.
The Tigers will travel to face Syracuse on Saturday, Nov. 18 as TSU continues non-conference play on the road.
--Texas Southern Sports Information