The Savannah State Tigers just weren't going to lose in their final home game of the year.
SSU's five seniors combined for 67 points in the Tigers' 85-75 win over North Carolina Central Monday night, helping end a three-game losing skid and vault the Tigers into a five-way tie for the MEAC lead.
Alante Fenner led the way for Savannah State with 25 points and six rebounds. The senior from Lake Wales, FL shot 7-15 from the floor and went a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line. Javaris Jenkins added 23 points in the win.
The win pushes Savannah State to 14-16 overall, and more importantly, to 11-4 in the conference. That's a common record at the top of the MEAC standings.
With North Carolina A&T's win over Bethune-Cookman and Norfolk State's victory at Howard Monday night, five teams now sit tied for first place in the conference at 11-4 with just one weekend remaining before next week's MEAC Tournament.
The Tigers close out the regular season Thursday night at South Carolina State.