November 18, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Troyce Manassa scored 19 points and Brian Pearson's two free throws late in the game made the difference as Savannah State edged Arkansas State 76-75 on Wednesday night.

Manassa led four players in double figures for the Tigers (2-0). Chris Martin finished with 15 points and nine rebounds, Lenjo Kilo had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Casey Wells added 11 points and three steals.

Arkansas State took a 22-9 lead early in the first period but Chris Martin sank a pair of 3-pointers midway and Casey Wells added two more as part of a 19-4 run that put the Tigers on top on their way to a 43-39 lead at halftime.

Savannah State fell behind 75-74 with 35 seconds to play but Pearson sank two from the line and the team held on for the win.

Anthony Livingston led the Red Wolves (1-1) with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

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