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December 17, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Scouting report: Grambling State

Senior guard A'Torrie Shine is the only player averaging double-digit points for Grambling State. He averages 12.1 points. (Photo credit: Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports)

Senior forward A’Torrie Shine is the only player averaging double-digit points for Grambling State. He averages 12.4 points. (Photo credit: Rick Scuteri – USA Today Sports)

Scouting report: Grambling State.
Game info: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000).

TV: Pac-12 Networks (Aaron Goldsmith and Eldridge Recasner).
Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 2-6.
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Washington.

Coach: Shawn Walker is 2-6 during his first year with the Tigers. He spent the previous 12 years at Elizabeth City State in North Carolina compiling a 196-172 record with the Division II team.

Prediction: The Tigers were picked to finish last among 10 teams by the coaches in the Southwestern Athletic Conference preseason poll.

Series: Washington leads 3-0 in a series that began Dec. 2, 1972.
Last meeting: The Huskies won 97-63 at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Dec. 7, 1986.

Previous game: Grambling State lost 71-43 to the Beavers at Oregon State on Monday.
Odds: Washington is favored by 35.5 points.


A’Torrie Shine was selected to the SWAC second-team all-preseason team. The 6-6 senior forward leads Grambling State with a 12.4 scoring average. He’s tallied 28 points this season, but was shutout Monday against Oregon State on 0-for-5 shooting in 18 minutes.


— Less than a year after coach Joseph Price was hailed for stopping a 32-game losing streak, given props despite a 5-24 finish last season and restoring some stability to a team that had an APR-related postseason ban, Grambling State officials fired him this summer during an offseason of chaos.

— After Price’s dismissal, the Tigers lost their best player Antwan Scott, who was a first-team all-SWAC guard.

— Grambling State is in the middle of a three-game road trip that began at Oregon State and ends Monday at TCU. The Tigers play eight of their 10 nonconference games on the road.

— Grambling State is averaging just 41.2 points in six road losses and has lost by an average of 37.6 points. GSU averages 47.1 points, which ranks last among the 351 Division I teams.

— The biggest problem with the Tigers is they can’t shoot straight. They’re shooting 32.5 percent from the field and 22.0 percent on three-pointers.


Pos Name Ht Yr. PPG. RPG. APG. FG% 3P% FT%
C Kyle Williams 6-7 Fr. 2.9 3.3 0.1 57.9 0 16.7
F Mark Gray 6-7 Jr. 9.1 5.5 0.4 45.1 16.7 83.9
F A’Torrie Shine 6-6 Sr. 12.4 2.8 0.6 47.3 44.8 76.2
G Valerio Altheimer 6-2 Jr. 1.5 1 0.3 31.3 0 33.3
G Chase Cormier 6-1 So. 3.4 2.4 3.5 18.8 8.3 53.8

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