SAVANNAH, GA. -- Rashad Hassan scored 19 points in his first collegiate game to pace Savannah State in a resounding 83-45 win over Brewton-Parker in the Tigers' season opener Friday night.
Arnold Louis, another freshman forward for Savannah State (1-0), had seven rebounds to kick off his college career.
Jurbien Byrd scored 14 points and had six rebounds to lead the Barons (1-4). Brewton-Parker started the season with three straight defeats, but ended the losing streak Tuesday with a win over Morris College before dropping tonight's contest.
Friday's game was the first of 16 home games for Savannah State, the most since the Tigers moved to Division I, and opened a four-game homestand.