Scores

Final

S Carolina St 53

(6-8, 1-1 MEAC)

Savannah State 57

(9-8, 9-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, January 14, 2009

    Tiger Arena, Savannah, Georgia

    1 2 T
    SCST 29 2453
    SAV 32 2557

    Top Performers

    South Carolina State: J. Johnson 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Blk

    Savannah State: T. Rankins 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Savannah St. 57, S. Carolina St. 53

    Associated Press

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Tracy Rankins scored 19 points to lead Savannah State to a 57-53 win over South Carolina State on Wednesday night.

    The Tigers (9-8) have won nine of their 10 home games this season.

    South Carolina State (6-8) led by as many as six points in the first half, but Savannah State rallied to lead 32-29 at the break.

    After the Tigers built a nine-point lead at 49-40, the Bulldogs cut the margin to four points with 3:32 left. Jason Johnson made a layup with 10 seconds left to pull South Carolina State within three at 56-53, but missed his subsequent free throw. Two seconds later, Chris Linton hit the first of two free-throw attempts to seal the win for the Tigers.

    Anthony Jones and Jovonni Shuler added 11 points apiece for Savannah State.

    Johnson paced the Bulldogs with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting and Jason Flagler added 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SCST
    SAV
    Points 53 57
    FG Made-Attempted 22-46 (.478) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-6 (.167) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 10

    2008-09 Season

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