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 State: 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

2012-13 Season

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