This past Saturday, the Savannah State University men’s basketball team (11-13, 7-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) won its fourth straight game with a 66-56 win against Howard University (11-16, 5-7 MEAC) in Burr Gymnasium Saturday.
Freshman Kamil Williams led SSU with 17 points off the bench on 6-for-10 shooting, including 5-for-9 from the 3-point line, while graduate student Christopher Martin and junior Troyce Manassa each added 16 points. Martin shot 5-for-10 from the floor and added four rebounds, while Manassa added three rebounds, two assists and three steals. Graduate student Lenjo Kilo led SSU with eight rebounds and added seven points.
The Tigers outscored Hampton by 10 points, 26-16, off of turnovers and by 17 bench points, 26-9. SSU shot .420 (21-for-50), including .444 (12-for-27), while Howard shot .450 (18-for-40), including .182 (2-for-11) from the 3-point line.
Howard scored the first four points of the game to lead 4-0 with 18:47 remaining in the first half, but the Tigers scored 16 of the next 18 points to lead by 10 points, 16-6, with 12:12 left, which including a 10-0 run when the game was tied at six.
The Tigers returned home for a two-game home-stand with a non-conference battle against Allen University this past Tuesday at the Tiger Arena.