Savannah St. 76, Florida A&M 57
Rashad Hassan scored 23 points and Deric Rudolph had 20 for
Savannah State in a 76-57 win over Florida A&M on Saturday,
keeping the Tigers atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with
four games to play.
Preston Blackman had nine assists, Jyles Smith added seven
blocks and Cedric Smith chipped in with eight rebounds for the
Tigers (17-10, 10-2). Savannah State has won a season-high nine
straight games, and swept the regular-season series against the
Rattlers thanks to a Jan. 14 win at FAMU.
The Tigers trailed 13-7 just 5 minutes into the game, but Hassan
sank a pair of free throws and Rudolph drained a 3 to fuel an 11-0
Savannah State run. The Tigers never looked back, taking a
nine-point lead into the locker room and outscoring FAMU 38-28 in
the second half to seal it.
Yannick Crowder had 12 points to lead the Rattlers (7-19,