SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Deven Williams scored 20 points as Savannah State held on to defeat Florida A&M 79-68 Monday night.
Savannah State held a 45-33 halftime lead, but the Rattlers tied the game at 51 at the 12:18 mark following three free throws by Jamie Adams. Savanah State increased its lead to 60-55, but Adams made two more free throws to close within three with 6:49 remaining. The Tigers answered with Smith making a layup, Williams hitting a jumper and Khiry White a layup to push the lead to 68-59.
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.
|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|