Savannah St. 69, Florida A&M 58

Rashad Hassan led four players in double figures with 17 points

as Savannah State beat Florida A&M 69-58 Saturday night.

Deric Rudolph scored 16, Preston Blackmon 12 and Arnold Louis

chipped in with 10 for the Tigers.

Savannah State (8-9, 4-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) shot

47.1 percent (24 of 51) from the field and held Florida A&M to

just 38.6 percent (22 of 57) shooting.

The Rattlers (3-15, 1-3) cut the Tigers’ four-point halftime

lead to two after a Jeremy Dean steal and fast break layup. But

Savannah State scored 11 straight to jump ahead 41-28.

The Tigers led by 17 twice in the second half.

Dean and Amin Stevens led Florida A&M with 12 points apiece

and Yannick Crowder added 11. Stevens also had a game-high 10

boards.

Despite forcing 15 Savannah State turnovers, the Rattlers only

scored 15 points off turnovers compared to 19 for the Tigers.