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North Florida vs Savannah State

Savannah St. 54, North Florida 47

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Preston Blackman scored 21 points and Rashad Hassan scored all 11 of his points in the second half as Savannah State defeated North Florida 54-47 Wednesday in a nonconference matchup.

Blackman was 8 of 11 from the field - including 3 of 6 from deep - while Hassan was 5 of 8.

North Florida (1-2) led 30-22 at halftime and pushed that lead to 11, 33-22, behind two free throws from Parker Smith to start the second half. Savannah State, however, used a 19-7 run to retake the lead, 41-40, with 12 minutes left to play. Hassan scored eight points during the run and Blackman added seven.

Savannah State (2-1) would not relinquish the lead, using free throws and tough defense to seal the victory.

Smith led North Florida with 17 points but the Ospreys made just 2 of 9 shots and committed eight turnovers over the final 12 minutes.

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D. Jeune, F240-11-22041
A. Diaz, F223-110-03046
W. Wilson, G351-42-22614
J. Granberry, G343-100-04128
P. Smith, G295-72-201217
T. Wallace184-91-21129
B. Beech170-10-00010
C. McRoy151-50-02112
R. Rodriguez60-00-01000
Totals 17-486-823101747
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Savannah State Tigers
R. Hassan, F285-81-251311
J. Smith, F281-30-16022
P. Blackman, G308-112-233221
S. Wilson, G302-53-43317
C. Smith, G291-20-04222
A. Louis233-72-45008
K. White130-11-22001
D. Williams131-40-01102
R. Burger30-00-00100
P. Hendley30-10-00000
Totals 21-429-1534111054
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