North Carolina A&T vs Savannah State

Savannah St. 62, NC A&,T 50


SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Deric Rudolph scored 15 points and Preston Blackman 14 as Savannah State defeated North Carolina A&T 62-50 Monday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

The Tigers (20-10, 13-2), in their first year of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference competition, remained one game ahead of second-place Norfolk State in the regular-season title race.

Rudolph scored all of his points in the first half, including a 3-pointer that put the Tigers ahead to stay, 21-19, with 11:41 left until halftime. They finished the half on a 24-9 run to lead 42-28, and they continued to hold double-digit leads throughout the second half.

Jared Williams scored 12 points and DaMetrius Upchurch scored all 10 of his points in the first half to lead the Aggies (12-18, 7-8).

The last Savannah State team to win 20 games in a season was the 1980-81 squad that went 25-4 while competing in Division III.

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Savannah State (20-10) «422062

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North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Powell, F281-80-05112
D. Upchurch, F194-72-460110
M. Hill, G281-50-03213
A. Witter, G261-40-02002
J. Louisme, G141-43-53126
J. Williams224-41-221012
R. Buck212-42-31046
J. Underwood171-60-24303
L. Smith162-60-03104
A. Estes71-20-01002
W. Siverand20-10-01000
Totals 18-518-16369950
Savannah State Tigers
R. Hassan, F234-70-03128
J. Smith, F233-40-06226
D. Rudolph, G345-200-025015
C. Smith, G332-50-210214
P. Blackman, G244-102-236214
A. Louis274-110-08038
K. Richards101-20-01012
S. Wilson91-43-42015
P. Hendley50-10-00000
J. Montgomery50-00-00000
R. Conner30-00-01110
A. Davis20-00-00000
C. Spears20-00-01000
Totals 24-645-840171362
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