GRAMBLING, La. (AP)Shawndarius Cowart scored 19 points, Cameron Christon added 17 and Grambling led the entire game in beating Colorado 83-74 on Friday night.
It was Grambling’s first win against a Power 5 opponent since a 2017 victory over Georgia Tech. Colorado lost for the first time in 14 games against Southwestern Athletic Conference programs.
The Tigers (2-0) were largely never threatened.
Zahad Munford’s 3-pointer gave the Tigers a 60-44 lead with 12:47 left, and it was 70-53 when Christon made 1 of 2 foul shots with 5:55 remaining. Luke O’Brien’s layup reduced Colorado’s deficit to 79-72 with 54 seconds left but the Buffs (1-1) couldn’t get closer.
Terrence Lewis scored 15 points off the bench for Grambling and Carteare Gordon scored 14.
Grambling built a 24-11 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game and went to intermission up 46-32.
KJ Simpson scored 16 points for Colorado. Nique Clifford had 15, J’Vonne Hadley scored 12 and Jalen Gabbidon added 11.
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