Grambling St. 65, Jackson St. 57

Donald Qualls scored 20 points and eighth-seeded Grambling State

upset the No. 1 seed Jackson State 65-57 on Wednesday night in the

Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals.

The Tigers (7-20) became the first No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 in

the first round of the tournament since 2004.

Grambling State, which lost six of its previous seven games,

will face the winner of Prairie View A&M-Texas Southern in the

semifinals on Friday.

Garrison Johnson scored 27 points for Jackson State (19-12),

which snapped a 13-game winning streak.

The last team to knock off a top seed in the first round of the

SWAC tournament was Alcorn State, who beat Mississippi Valley State

67-66.