Savannah State vs North Carolina A&T

Savannah St. 66, NC A&,T 59


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Preston Blackman scored 14 points and Rashad Hassan 11 to lead Savannah State to its eighth consecutive victory, 66-59 over North Carolina A&T Monday night.

The Tigers (16-10, 9-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 40-30 with 15:39 remaining, but the Aggies (11-16, 6-6) cut the lead to 58-56 with 3:37 left on a layup by R.J. Buck.

Hassan rebounded an Arnold Louis miss for Savannah State, and his layup made it 60-56.

Two Nic Simpson free throws brought the Aggies within two again, but Cedric Smith rebounded a Deric Rudolph miss for the Tigers, got fouled and hit both free throws for a 62-58 lead at the 1:39 mark. Blackman's four free throws in the final minute secured the win.

Smith had nine points and 10 rebounds for Savannah State, which outrebounded North Carolina A&T 46-27. Blackman had six assists.

Hill and Jeremy Underwood scored 11 each for the Aggies.

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Savannah State Tigers
J. Smith, F261-10-07122
R. Hassan, F225-101-573311
D. Rudolph, G343-102-230210
C. Smith, G322-35-610219
P. Blackmon, G274-104-436214
J. Montgomery173-51-44009
K. Richards130-10-02030
A. Louis113-70-05036
R. Conner60-00-01020
S. Wilson61-42-20105
P. Hendley50-20-01000
C. Spears10-00-00000
Totals 22-5315-2346131866
North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Witter, F333-91-22319
D. Upchurch, F140-20-03200
W. Siverand, F81-30-03002
M. Hill, G283-85-621011
J. Louisme, G161-60-24122
A. Powell244-60-02128
R. Buck233-51-22027
N. Simpson212-62-21137
J. Underwood203-64-411411
L. Smith131-40-05012
Totals 21-5513-1827101559
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Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350
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