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Final

Kennesaw St 49

(5-4, 1-0 A-Sun)

Savannah State 53

(6-4, 6-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 16, 2008

    Tiger Arena, Savannah, Georgia

    1 2 T
    KENN 24 2549
    SAV 27 2653

    Top Performers

    Kennesaw St: Z. Gibson 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Savannah St: C. Linton 12 Pts, 10 Reb

    Savannah St. 53, Kennesaw State 49

    Associated Press

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Chris Linton scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Savannah State to a 53-49 victory over Kennesaw State on Tuesday night.

    The Tigers (6-4), who had lost four of their previous five games, took a 27-24 lead into halftime. The Owls (5-4) then surged to a six-point lead at 42-36 with 8:44 left as Kelvin McConnell scored 12 points of his 16 points.

    Savannah State held Kennesaw State to seven points over the last eight minutes, taking the lead with 4:24 left on two free throws by Patrick Hardy.

    Linton was 5-for-6 from the field for the Tigers while Anthony Jones added 10 points.

    Savannah State also enjoyed a 39-28 rebounding advantage, 14-6 on the offensive board.

    McConnell, who was 5 of 7 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range, was the only Kennesaw State player in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENN
    SAV
    Points 49 53
    FG Made-Attempted 18-44 (.409) 18-48 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 0-3 (.000)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 17-26 (.654)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 4

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