Saturday, November 19, 2016
Game Central: Savannah State Men's Basketball at Memphis - ESPN3
Savannah State Tigers (1-2) at Memphis Tigers (2-0)
GAME/TIME: Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Noon (EST)
LOCATION: Memphis, Tenn.| FedEx Forum
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· · The Tigers travel to Memphis, Tenn. to take on the University of Memphis in their third road contest of the year. This is the second of four SSU games in the Emerald Coast Classic.
· SSU is currently leading the country in 3-point field goals per game (16.0) and total 3-point field goals made (48). The Tigers are also 5th nationally in assists (65) and 7th in total steals (33).
· After making it to the semifinals of last season's MEAC Tournament, the Tigers were picked to finish 11th in the preseason MEAC order of finish. Howard, S.C. State and Hampton were picked to finish first, second and third, respectively.
Head coach Horace Broadnax is entering his 12th season as the Tigers head coach. No other SSU men's basketball coach has had a longer tenure.
All but two members of the team are from the South. Six players hail from Georgia while three are from Florida, two are from South Carolina and one is from North Carolina. Those not from the South include one from New York and one from Panama.
SSU has eight newcomers to this year's squad. Four just graduated from high school, three come from junior college and one is a transfer.
Troyce Manassa was named to the MEAC Preseason All Conference Third Team.
BREAKING DOWN THE CLASS
SSU has 14 players on the roster which includes four freshmen, three juniors, four sophomores and three seniors.
THE SIZE OF IT
The tallest player on the roster is 6-10 Maricus Glenn. The shortest player on the team is Isaiah Felder who is listed at 6-0.
Lenjo Kilo , who played with SSU during the 2015-16 season, recently signed a professional contract to play with BBC Telstar Hesperange. The team is located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg and competes in the N2 League.
Of the teams on the schedule, six advanced to postseason play last year. San Diego State made it to the NIT semifinals, Oregon made it to the NCAA Elite Eight and Iowa State made it to the NCAA Sweet 16.
Savannah State 2016-17 Game Notes: Click Here
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Standings/Stats: Click Here
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Preseason Awards: Click Here
University of Memphis
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