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Sellers, Smith pace Savannah State to 92-88 squeaker

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Zaquavian Smith scored 20 points and was wide open to throw down an authoritative two-handed dunk with 11 seconds remaining and Savannah State fended off South Carolina State 92-88 Saturday night.

Zach Sellers led Savannah State with 29 points, hitting 10 of 16 shots and sinking all seven of his free throws. Joseph Collins added 10 points for the Tigers (5-14, 2-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Ozante Fields scored 16 points to lead five South Carolina State players into double-digit scoring. Lavar Harewood and Damni Applewhite scored 14 apiece, Allen Hatchett, Jr. 13 and Jahmari Etienne 10.

Savannah State led by as many as 13 points and for nearly the entire game. South Carolina State, which trailed by as many as 10 three times in the second half, cut the gap to 72-71 on a Janai Raynor-Powell 3-pointer with 8:49 remaining. From there, it was largely a one-possession game.

S.C. State (4-18, 2-4) closed to 90-88 on an Applewhite dunk with 1:13 remaining, but missed its last three shots.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo SC State 4-18 454388
home team logo Savannah St. 5-14 533992
Team Stats
away team logo SC State 4-18 69.8 PPG 37.9 RPG 11.1 APG
home team logo Savannah St. 5-14 77.0 PPG 42.6 RPG 15.4 APG
Key Players
35
D. Applewhite 17.7 PPG 7.5 RPG 0.9 APG 52.1 FG%
3
Z. Sellers 12.6 PPG 3.4 RPG 4.4 APG 40.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB