Manassa, Savannah State use late run to beat Morgan State (Jan 21, 2017)

BY AP • January 21, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Troyce Manassa had 28 points on Saturday night, one short of his career high, and Savannah State used a second-half run to get past Morgan State 74-61.

The Tigers (7-10, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) had a 13-2 run to build their first double-digit lead at 56-45 on Maricus Glenn's layup with 8:27 left. The Bears (6-12, 3-2) had a 5-1 run to get within 62-55 on Tiwian Kendley's free throws with 4:47 left.

Manassa answered with back-to-back jumpers to put the lead in double digits for good and Austin Dasent's layup with 3:02 left capped a 6-0 run at 68-55.

Dexter McClanahan added 13 points for Savannah State, which never trailed after his dunk made it 41-39. Morgan State tied it at 43 before the Tigers pulled away.

Kendley had 17 points, Kyle Thomas scored 16 and Antonio Gillespie added 12 for the Bears.

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