Middle Tennessee vs Savannah State

Middle Tennessee 58, Savannah St. 55

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Marcos Knight scored 21 points to help Middle Tennessee come from behind in the second half to beat Savannah State 58-55 Tuesday night.

Bruce Massey added seven points, seven rebounds and two late free throws for Middle Tennessee (2-0).

Knight led the way with a strong second half. He scored 19 points after halftime, including 17 of the Blue Raider's first 23 second-half points.

With 15:57 remaining in the game, Knight buried a 3-pointer to give Middle Tennessee its first lead, 32-31. He followed it up with a dunk, then two free throws to give Middle Tennessee a four point advantage.

After Savannah State cut the lead to 56-55 following Rashad Hassan's three-point play with 41 seconds remaining, Bruce Massey hit two free throws with 9 seconds left to push the lead to 58-55. Preston Blackman missed a 3-pointer as time expired to give Middle Tennessee the victory.

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Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (2-0) «233558
Savannah State (1-1)292655

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
S. Jones, F192-110-46134
N. Hunter, F123-40-00036
K. Hammonds, G260-20-05410
B. Massey, G252-43-67327
J. Gallman, G120-12-20132
M. Knight305-810-1070221
J. Sulton260-15-65145
J. Jones160-02-60122
T. Knight151-31-22003
R. Cintron131-20-00012
T. Walker62-22-21036
Totals 16-3825-3835112458
 42.1%65.8% 
Savannah State Tigers
R. Hassan, F337-72-960316
J. Smith, F210-10-06150
P. Blackman, G324-151-22439
C. Smith, G263-91-33127
S. Wilson, G232-45-73219
A. Louis180-12-26042
D. Williams164-100-020110
K. White140-10-01120
P. Hendley71-30-00012
R. Burger50-20-00010
C. Spears50-00-00030
Totals 21-5311-233492655
 39.6%47.8% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350
 
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KAN 64
AST 54 Final
MIZZ 91
CLST 47 Final
MICH 77
DUKE 75 Final
UK 68
SDCC 57 Final
SDSU 91
UCIRV 79 Final
UCLA 80