ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Ty'lik Evans scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Savannah State beat South Carolina State 94-81 on Thursday night to clinch a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title.
Austin Dasent had 16 points, while Dexter McClanahan, Zach Sellers and Javaris Jenkins scored 15 apiece for Savannah State. The Tigers (15-16, 12-4), who finished the regular season tied atop the conference standings with Bethune-Cookman and Hampton, will be the No. 3 seed, and have a first-round bye, in the MEAC Tournament.
Dasent and Maricus Glenn each scored four points during an 8-0 opening run and Savannah State never trailed. James Richardson's layup pulled the Bulldogs within six points at the break, but they would get no closer. Jenkins hit a 3-pointer to push the lead into double figures for good and spark a 15-0 run that made it 70-46 with nearly 13 minutes to play. Sellers scored eight points, including two 3s, during the spurt.
Patrell Rogers had 24 points, Richardson scored 15 and Rayshwan Neal added 12 points and eight rebounds for South Carolina State (10-20, 6-8).
San Francisco snaps 11-game skid against BYU, 82-63
Frankie Ferrari had 21 points and seven assists to help San Francisco beat BYU 82-63 on Saturday night and snap an 11-game losing streak against the Cougars.
CSUB rallies late to beat Chicago State 86-73
Jarkel Joiner scored 22 points for Cal State Bakersfield and the Roadrunners closed on a 17-3 run to beat Chicago State 86-73 on Saturday night.
Varner, Levi help UT Rio Grande Valley hold off Seattle
Lesley Varner Jr. had 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Javon Levi scored all his eight points down the stretch to help UT Rio Grande Valley beat Seattle 67-62 on Saturday night.
|North Carolina A&T||4-0||0.5||9-9|
|North Carolina Central||3-1||1.5||8-10|
|South Carolina State||2-2||2.5||4-16|