Scores

Final

W Illinois 38

(3-3, 0-3 away)

Savannah State 39

(4-3, 3-1 home)

    12:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

    Tiger Arena, Savannah, Georgia

    1 2 T
    WIU 13 2538
    SAV 22 1739

    Top Performers

    Western Illinois: A. Link 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Savannah St: P. Blackman 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast

    Savannah St. 39, W. Illinois 38

    Associated Press

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Rashad Hassan and Preston Blackman scored 13 points apiece as Savannah State held off Western Illinois 39-38 Saturday in nonconference action.

    Blackman also tallied a game-high five assists to go with five rebounds and Cedric Smith grabbed nine rebounds for the Tigers, who outrebounded Western Illinois 33-26.

    Savannah State (4-3) jumped out to a 22-13 halftime lead behind 11 first-half points from Hassan.

    Western Illinois (3-3), following a 23.1 percent (6 of 26) first-half shooting performance, bounced back after intermission. The Leathernecks shot 50 percent (10 of 20) from the field and cut what was an 11-point second-half lead to one, 39-38, with 50 seconds remaining.

    The Leathernecks held Savannah State scoreless over the final minute of the game but the Tigers' Arnold Louis blocked Don McAvoy's 3-point attempt as time expired.

    Adam Link led Western Illinois with 11 points and had four of the Leathernecks' eight steals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIU
    SAV
    Points 38 39
    FG Made-Attempted 16-46 (.348) 16-42 (.381)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 2-11 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 5-7 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 8 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

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