Scores

Final

Savannah State 52

(12-13, 2-11 away)

Stetson 66

(12-12, 8-7 A-Sun)

    8:00 PM ET, February 12, 2009

    Edmunds Center, Deland, Florida

    1 2 T
    SAV 27 2552
    STET 23 4366

    Top Performers

    Savannah State: R. Bailey 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Stetson: A. Smith 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Stetson 66, Savannah St. 52

    Associated Press

    DeLAND, Fla. -- A.J. Smith scored 23 points and Garfield Blair added 16 as Stetson defeated Savannah State 66-52 on Thursday night.

    The victory was the fourth in the last five games for Stetson (12-12), while Savannah State (12-13) has lost two straight.

    Chris Linton scored 11 points and Rashad Hassan 10 for the Tigers, who led by four at the break and early in the second half. But a 12-4 run, led by Blair's five points, started the Hatters' comeback. Eric Diaz's basket with 17:35 to play gave Stetson its first lead, 32-31.

    Stetson gradually expanding its margin from there behind Smith and Blair.

    Savannah State jumped to a quick 9-2 lead in the first 3 minutes, and pushed the margin to nine points behind Linton's inside play.

    Stetson used a pair of 3-pointers by Smith to help close the difference to 27-23 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAV
    STET
    Points 52 66
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 23-47 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-13 (.000) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 14

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