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Savannah St. 67, NC Central 57

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Rashad Hassan and Preston Blackman scored 17 points apiece and Savannah State defeated North Carolina Central 67-57 Saturday for the Tigers' seventh straight win.

Savannah State (15-10, 8-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which has won 10 of its last 11 games, never trailed. The Tigers led by 10 before the Eagles tied it at 25 at the 2:29 mark, then Savannah State took a 30-27 lead into halftime.

The Tigers came out of the break on a 13-4 run to push the lead back into double digits.

N.C. Central (12-12, 6-5) closed the gap to five, at 45-40, but could get no closer.

Savannah State had a 31-22 rebounding advantage, including 11 offensive boards.

Hassan was 7 of 9 from the field for the Tigers, who shot 50 percent (25 of 50), and also grabbed nine rebounds.

Ray Willis' 14 points led the Eagles, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped.

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Savannah State Tigers
R. Hassan, F247-92-290417
J. Smith, F160-13-45033
D. Rudolph, G311-75-61227
P. Blackmon, G278-170-332317
C. Smith, G260-00-02010
A. Louis244-81-250410
J. Montgomery173-33-42109
R. Conner161-20-01222
S. Wilson110-10-00100
K. Richards71-20-01132
P. Hendley10-00-00000
Totals 25-5014-213192267
 50%66.7% 
D. Sutton, F363-86-772312
T. O'Neal, F30-20-00000
R. Willis, G404-66-641314
E. Chapman, G263-60-01438
E. Anyaorah, G120-13-41003
J. Ingram303-63-51139
N. Chasten273-70-01116
J. Leemow142-31-20125
K. Jawara120-10-20110
Totals 18-4019-2622111657
 45%73.1% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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N.C. Central3-68-15332
Florida A&M3-67-15349
Morgan St.3-65-17341
Coppin St.3-75-18317
Delaware St.2-74-20350

 
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