Savannah State vs North Carolina Central

NC Central 51, Savannah St. 47


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Ray Willis and Stanton Kidd scored 10 points each to lead North Carolina Central to a 51-47 victory over Savannah State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles (20-8, 13-1) shot 47.4 percent from the field (18 of 38) and won the battle on the boards 33-23.

Preston Blackman led Savannah State (17-12, 10-4) with 13 points. The Tigers shot 39.1 percent (18 of 46) in their second consecutive loss.

Savannah State trailed by one at 14-13 on Blackman's 3-pointer with 5:43 left in the first half, but North Carolina Central led 24-19 at halftime.

The Tigers tied it at 40-all on Khiry White's jumper with 4:46 remaining, but Emanuel Chapman made two layups and Willis hit a free throw to push the Eagles to a 47-42 advantage with 28 seconds left. Willis made two foul shots to secure the victory.

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Savannah State Tigers
A. Louis, F302-53-57117
R. Hassan, F132-51-21055
P. Blackman, G306-170-002013
D. Williams, G213-61-20018
C. Smith, G160-10-00000
M. Hutchins211-31-20014
J. Smith200-10-02050
R. Burger140-10-00020
K. White131-10-03012
C. Spears101-11-21033
P. Hendley62-40-02015
S. Wilson60-10-00010
Totals 18-467-132332147
North Carolina Central Eagles
S. Kidd, F314-82-550410
J. Copeland, F61-20-00042
R. Willis, G373-53-452110
E. Chapman, G293-70-03406
J. Ingram, G231-31-24123
K. Jawara341-42-45524
A. Galaya142-50-23105
D. Ferguson111-12-20104
D. Williams91-11-13003
A. Houston61-22-30014
Totals 18-3813-2333141451
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