SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Arnold Louis scored 18 points and 12 rebounds in Savannah State's 56-49 victory over North Carolina A&T on Monday night.
Louis, who went 4-of-5 shooting, scored seven points during a key first-half run for Savannah State, which won its 11th game in 13 tries after losing six straight.
Adrian Powell hit a jumper to give North Carolina A&T (13-14, 6-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Association) an early 12-6 lead. But a 16-1 run by Savannah State put the Tigers up for good, 22-13.
The Aggies cut the deficit to three twice in the second half but could not overtake Savannah State (16-10, 10-2), despite holding the Tigers scoreless over the final 7:40.
Savannah State shot 45 percent (10 of 22) in the first half but regressed to 28 percent (4 of 14) in the second half.
North Carolina A&T forced 27 turnovers but did not place a player in double figures.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season.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|