Savannah State downs South Carolina State 64-49

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Preston Blackman scored 20 points Saturday night to lead Savannah State to a 64-49 win over South Carolina State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

It was the sixth consecutive win for the Tigers (11-9, 5-1). The Bulldogs (4-15, 0-6) have now lost 12 games in a row.

Savannah State took a 32-21 lead at halftime, then coasted to the 15-point victory. Besides Blackman, Rashad Hassan came off the bench to score in double figures with 17 points. Largely on his effort, Savannah outscored the Bulldogs 29-7 in bench scoring.

Hassan was 7 for 12 from the floor and made all three of his free throws.

While Savannah State was 5 for 12 from the 3-point arc, South Carolina State went 3 for 17 from long range. Khalif Toombs sank two of those treys in eight attempts.

Matthew Hezekiah led the Bulldogs with 13 points and Darryl Palmer added 10.

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