SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Preston Blackman hit a go-ahead jumper with 28 seconds remaining and Savannah State won a seesaw showdown with Florida A&M 57-55 Saturday night.
The Tigers (9-9, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 47-39 with 11 minutes left, but led 53-49 after Rashad Hassan's free throws with 3:35 left.
Trey Kellum tied it 55-55 with a layup with 44 seconds left, and then Blackman drained his jumper for the decisive, two-point edge.
Lewis missed a 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining.
Blackman paced the Tigers with 14 points and four assists. Louis added 11 points and eight rebounds and Hassan had 10 points and seven boards.
Adams led Florida A&M (4-14, 1-3) with 18 points.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|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|