Lady Tigers Lose In MEAC Tourney-

The Savannah State women’s basketball team was bounced from the MEAC tournament in Norfolk, VA on the first day after a 50-35 loss to South Carolina State on March 11.

SSU trailed by 9 points at the half but trimmed their deficit to 3 early in the second period. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs answered SSU rally with a 10-0 run that blew the game open. SSU got back within 8 but a 12-2 SCSU run gave the Bulldogs a 18 point lead with 5:25 left. Jasmine Norman had 13 points for SSU (7-23) who ended their seasonona8gamelosing streak.

Morgan State Beats SSU In Overtime

Justin Black scored 20 points, including the game winning 3-pointer with 33 seconds left to give Morgan State a 64-61 win over Savannah State in the quarterfinals of the MEAC tournament on March 15 played in Norfolk, VA. SSU fought back from a 10 point deficit in the second half to take the lead.

The Tigers led 55- 52 with less than a minute left but Black nailed a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left to send the game into overtime. Devin Williams led SSU with 20 points. Rashad Hassan added 13 points and 9 rebounds. Preston Blackman scored 10 points and Arnold Louis had 11 rebounds and 8 points.

In the opening round, SSU defeated Maryland Eastern Shore 59-44 on March 11. Williams poured in a career-high 26 points to lead the way. Blackman chipped in 12 points and Hassan added 10. The Tigers used second half runs of 11-2 and 13-5 to pull away.


The Savannah State men’s basketball team accepted an invitation to play in the tournament. SSU was scheduled to plat at East Carolina on March 19 at 7pm. A win would give the Tigers (19- 14) their second consecutive 20-win season. ECU (18- 12) competes in Conference USA. It is the first meeting between the teams.

SSU Players Make All-MEAC

A trio of Savannah State basketball players have earned all conference honors. Preston Blackman and Rashad Hassan made the All-MEAC second team while Erin Hogue of the SSU women’s team made the All- MEAC third team. Blackman averages 11.9 points and 3.5 assists while Hassan averages 12.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Hogue averaged 11.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

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