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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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-LRPI Rank
No. Dak. St.4-112-695
IPFW3-214-5120
South Dakota4-313-9151
Neb.-Omaha4-311-9123
Denver3-311-8186
IUPUI3-39-11213
Western Ill.3-36-11314
Oral Roberts2-46-14245
S. Dak. St.1-58-13276

MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Morgan St.4-07-10315
Coppin St.4-15-15332
N.C. Central3-112-6202
Hampton3-16-11318
Savannah St.3-26-12334
Norfolk St.2-25-13328
Delaware St.2-25-14296
Florida A&M2-34-14348
S.C. State1-24-12225
Howard1-24-14306
Md.-E. Shore1-24-14263
Beth.-Cook.1-44-14349
N.C. A&T0-51-17350
 
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MEMP 52 Final
NIOWA 47
VCU 65 Final
MIZZ 68
IAST 70 Final
UNLV 82
CHRL 63 Final
BAYL 59
DUKE 76 Final
LOU 71
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ORE 66
AZST 73 Final
CREI 87