Ryan Wilkins led Middle Georgia State (2-5), an NAIA member, with 14 points and Alyja Hennings scored 13.
There were six lead changes and five ties in the first half until Hall hit a jumper with 4:30 to play, sparking a 15-2 run the Tigers used to build a 35-26 lead. Hall scored 11 points in the half, including a pair of free throws that gave the Tigers a 43-29 halftime lead.
The Knights stepped it up in the second half and gained some ground on an 8-2 run to pull within 11, 65-54, but the Tigers found answers. Muhammad scored the final Savannah State points on a dunk and a free throw.