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Western Illinois vs Savannah State

Savannah St. 39, W. Illinois 38

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Rashad Hassan and Preston Blackman scored 13 points apiece as Savannah State held off Western Illinois 39-38 Saturday in nonconference action.

Blackman also tallied a game-high five assists to go with five rebounds and Cedric Smith grabbed nine rebounds for the Tigers, who outrebounded Western Illinois 33-26.

Savannah State (4-3) jumped out to a 22-13 halftime lead behind 11 first-half points from Hassan.

Western Illinois (3-3), following a 23.1 percent (6 of 26) first-half shooting performance, bounced back after intermission. The Leathernecks shot 50 percent (10 of 20) from the field and cut what was an 11-point second-half lead to one, 39-38, with 50 seconds remaining.

The Leathernecks held Savannah State scoreless over the final minute of the game but the Tigers' Arnold Louis blocked Don McAvoy's 3-point attempt as time expired.

Adam Link led Western Illinois with 11 points and had four of the Leathernecks' eight steals.

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Scoreboard
Western Illinois (3-3)132538
Savannah State (4-3) «221739
 
Western Illinois Leathernecks
D. McAvoy III, F381-71-26403
J. Houpt, F341-50-00013
T. Parks, F313-90-07136
A. Link, F285-81-140011
C. Clark III, G353-111-31109
J. Foster181-20-01132
M. Ochereobia92-30-14014
J. Hawthorne70-10-00000
Totals 16-463-7267838
 34.8%42.9% 
Savannah State Tigers
R. Hassan, F276-120-031113
J. Smith, F260-22-25022
C. Smith, G330-21-29011
P. Blackman, G305-102-255113
S. Wilson, G170-20-01000
A. Louis251-50-03102
D. Williams151-40-00042
K. White122-20-11104
P. Hendley81-20-00012
R. Burger50-00-02010
C. Spears20-10-01010
Totals 16-425-73381239
 38.1%71.4% 
Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
No. Dak. St.14-226-7
IPFW12-525-11
S. Dak. St.11-519-13
Denver9-716-15
South Dakota6-912-18
Nebraska Omaha5-917-15
Western Ill.4-1110-20
IUPUI1-146-26

MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
N.C. Central16-128-6
Hampton13-418-13
Norfolk St.11-519-15
Morgan St.11-515-16
Savannah St.10-612-19
Florida A&M8-814-18
Coppin St.7-912-20
Delaware St.5-119-21
S.C. State5-119-21
N.C. A&T5-119-23
Howard5-118-25
Beth.-Cook.5-117-25
Md.-E. Shore4-126-24
 
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