SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Marcos Knight scored 21 points to help Middle Tennessee come from behind in the second half to beat Savannah State 58-55 Tuesday night.
Bruce Massey added seven points, seven rebounds and two late free throws for Middle Tennessee (2-0).
Knight led the way with a strong second half. He scored 19 points after halftime, including 17 of the Blue Raider's first 23 second-half points.
With 15:57 remaining in the game, Knight buried a 3-pointer to give Middle Tennessee its first lead, 32-31. He followed it up with a dunk, then two free throws to give Middle Tennessee a four point advantage.
After Savannah State cut the lead to 56-55 following Rashad Hassan's three-point play with 41 seconds remaining, Bruce Massey hit two free throws with 9 seconds left to push the lead to 58-55. Preston Blackman missed a 3-pointer as time expired to give Middle Tennessee the victory.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|