Scores

Final

Norfolk State 56

(12-9, 6-2 MEAC)

Savannah State 49

(7-14, 5-2 MEAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, January 27, 2014

    Tiger Arena, Savannah, Georgia

    1 2 T
    NORF 22 3456
    SAV 20 2949

    Top Performers

    Norfolk St: P. Williams 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Savannah St: J. Smith 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 6 Blk

    Norfolk State overcomes Savannah State 56-49

    Associated Press

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Malcolm Hawkins scored 16 points as Norfolk State used a 17-2 run late in the second half to knock Savannah State out of first place in the Mid-Eastern Conference with a 56-49 win on Monday.

    Trailing by eight late in the second half, Norfolk State (12-9, 6-2) scored 14 unanswered points, recapturing the lead with a Pendarvis Williams jumper that made it 49-47 with 3:40 left, and held Savannah State to two points in the final 6 minutes.

    Williams contributed 13 points, while Rashid Gaston had seven points and 13 rebounds for the Spartans, who held a 40-30 rebounding advantage in their fifth-straight win over the Tigers.

    Savannah State (7-14, 5-2) entered the game atop the MEAC standings by a half game. It took the lead midway through the second half on a Joshua Montgomery layup that made it 33-31 with 13:20 left.

    Montgomery led the Tigers with 13 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    SAV
    Points 56 49
    FG Made-Attempted 20-47 (.426) 16-48 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-7 (.286) 3-19 (.158)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-23 (.609) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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