SSU men hold off SCSU, women fall to Bulldogs

Tigers return to action Monday to host North Carolina Central

SSU men hold off SCSU, women fall to Bulldogs
Savannah State's Qua Smith clinches the Tigers' win over South Carolina State with a dunk in the final seconds.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah State basketball teams split Saturday’s MEAC contests with South Carolina State at The Marsh.

The men were able to hold off the Bulldogs for a 92-88 win, while the women fell 71-60.

Savannah State men take down South Carolina State at The Marsh

Zach Sellers scored 29 points to lead the Tigers to an important conference victory. Statesboro native Qua Smith added 20 points off the bench, including a two-handed dunk in the final seconds to seal the victory.

The Savannah State Tigers earn a MEAC win Saturday over South Carolina State.
The Savannah State Tigers earn a MEAC win Saturday over South Carolina State. (WTOC)

SSU improves to 5-14 overall with the win and are now 2-3 in MEAC play.

It took the Savannah State women six minutes to score their first points, and that extended drought to open the game put the Tigers in too big a hole to overcome.

A slow start doomed Savannah State in Saturday's MEAC loss to South Carolina State.
A slow start doomed Savannah State in Saturday's MEAC loss to South Carolina State. (WTOC)

Myasia Jones scored 20 points to pace the Tigers offensively in the losing effort.

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