SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Alante Fenner scored a career-high 46 points to lead Savannah State to a 97-94 overtime victory over Morgan State on Saturday.
Savannah State (12-13, 9-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) has won eight straight since its one-point loss to Morgan State (9-15, 5-6) on Jan. 8. The Tigers are now alone atop the conference standings with a one-game lead over North Carolina A&T (8-2), which lost to South Carolina State.
Kyson Rawls made a pair of free throws for Morgan State to open the extra period. Fenner answered with a 3-pointer and the Tigers closed on an 8-3 surge.
Fenner was 12-of-24 shooting, made six 3-pointers and 16 of 17 free throws. He also had a team-high seven rebounds, and made a free throw and forced a turnover in the final 11 seconds to send the game to overtime tied at 89.
Tiwian Kendley, who hit a field goal with 6.4 seconds left that beat the Tigers in the first matchup, scored 24 points to lead Morgan State.
Mannion, who recently reclassified and is ESPN's No.11 overall player in the class of 2019, chose Arizona over Marquette.
He'll fit in with Sean Miller's plans for a faster tempo on offense.
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|