SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Preston Blackman scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting to lead Savannah State to an 84-40 victory over Allen University on Tuesday night.
Rashad Hassan added 19 points for the Tigers (6-9), who shot 59.2 percent for the game (29 of 49), including 64.3 percent in the second half (9 of 14).
Eric Russell hit a 3-pointer that brought Allen within 21-20 with 11:56 left in the first half. The Tigers went on a 12-0 run as part of a 27-8 spurt to close the half for a 48-28 halftime lead.
Christopher Spears' layup with 2:39 to play gave Savannah State an 84-40 lead.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
|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|