JACKSON, Miss. -- Anthony Gaston and Ivy Smith Jr. scored 16 points apiece and Grambling rolled to a 72-45 victory on Saturday night to snap Jackson State's six-game winning streak in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Grambling (8-12, 4-3) has won four straight while Jackson State (9-1, 6-1) drops a half-game back of Arkansas-Pine Bluff atop the conference standings.
Gaston and Smith each made six field goals, with Smith grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds. Shirmane Thomas added 12 points for Grambling, which shot 51 percent from the floor. Reserves Axel Mpoyo chipped in 13 points and Diontae Jones had 10.
Jackson State was dismal throughout, shooting 15 of 60 from the field (25 percent) -- including 20 missed 3-point attempts -- and had 16 fewer rebounds. It was the lowest scoring output for Jackson State since its 76-45 loss to Maryland of the Big Ten Conference on Nov. 20.
Dayton beats Coppin State 76-46
Obi Toppin scored 19 on 8-of-10 shooting, Ryan Mikesell had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Dayton beat Coppin State 76-46 on Saturday night.
Bandoo 25 points for Baylor in 80-53 win over Southern U
Devonte Bandoo scored 25 points and Baylor got its first win of the season, 80-53 over Southern University on Saturday to avoid another setback against a SWAC team.
Baldwin scores 21, Butler rolls over Miami (Ohio) 90-67
Kamar Baldwin, a unanimous choice for the preseason All-Big East Conference team, tossed in 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting and added six assists to guide Butler to a 90-67 romp over Miami (Ohio) in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.