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Miami (OH) 80, Grambling 54

Here's a stat for you: the MAC is 4-14 against Division I opponents so far this season. Two of those are against Grambling. Hey, take them any way you can.

The Grambling Tigers have not looked very impressive for a while, especially this year, so take the 26-point win with measured exuberance. Still, it's a heck of a way to open up at home with new coach John Cooper. They forced 32 turnovers (compared with 14 of their own) and owned the offensive rebounding (16 to 6) so that even GU was able to shoot rather well, everybody on Miami got in on the scoring action.

They had six people in double figures, most notably freshman Reggie Johnson who scored 20 points, five rebounds and grabbed five steals. Jon Harris had 12 points and eight boards, Allen Roberts and Will Felder amassed 12 points each and Bill Edwards scored 11. Quinten Rollins had an outstanding game too: just five points but seven assists and seven steals compared with zero turnovers.

They're 1-1, and the next one's not easy: a date on Sunday against the second-ranked Louisville Cardinals.