SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Troyce Manassa scored 21 points and Savannah State won its sixth straight game with a 76-64 victory over South Carolina State on Saturday.
Manassa shot 5 of 10 from the field and hit all 10 of his free throws. Lenjo Kilo finished with 13 points and Brian Pearson added 10 for the Tigers (13-13, 8-6 MEAC).
Gabe McCray led South Carolina State (16-13, 11-4) with 16 points and six rebounds. Ed Stephens and Greg Mortimer had 11 points apiece for the Bulldogs, who were plagued by turnovers all game long, finishing with 19 total.
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The Bulldogs held a 36-35 lead at the break but Savannah State opened the second stanza on a 15-4 run, capped by a Manassa jumper, for a 50-40 lead. Ty Soloman hit a jumper for the Bulldogs to cut it to 55-48 with 9:53 left, but a 10-2 Tigers run made it 65-50 and effectively iced it.