Savannah State University men’s and women’s basketball teams host in-state rival Georgia Southern Thursday in Tiger Arena.
The Lady Tigers enter the game with a 2-4 record, while GS women’s basketball enters the game 2-5 with the game starting at 6 p.m. The Tigers has recorded a 2-6 record, while the GS men’s basketball team has a 3-3 record with the game starting at 8 p.m.
The Tigers are led by McClanahan with 14.1 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Wells is averaging 13.3 points per game, Troyce Manassa is averaging 12.4 points per game and Austin Dasent with 11.3 points per game.
The Eagles have won the last two games against Florida A&M (83- 72) and Radford (65-64) in Savannah.
The Lady Tigers fell to Jacksonville University 55-40 in Tiger Arena Tuesday last time out. Senior guard Kenyata Hendrix is tied for the school record in 3-pointers with 153 career made 3-pointers, while senior center Tiyonda Davis needs four blocked shots to set the school record in the Division I era. Davis has recorded 219 career blocks and ranks second in the MEAC and fourth in the NCAA with 4.0 blocks shots per game.
The Lady Tigers are led by Lauren “Gaby” Moss with 13.5 points per game and is averaging 3.7 rebounds per game, while Hendrix is averaging 10.5 points per game, Davis is averaging 8.8 rebounds per game and 8.7 points per game and senior forward Jeremica Edwards is averaging 8.3 rebounds per game and 7.0 points per game.
The Eagles have won the first two games of the season, but has lost the last five games. GS is led by Patrice Butler with 15.4 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game, and Angel McGowan is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game.
The men’s team travels to Oregon to face the University of Oregon Saturday at 6 p.m. and Oregon State University on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
The women’s team finishes the three-game homestand with Jacksonville State University Saturday at 4 p.m. in Tiger Arena.