- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) - Troyce Manassa scored 13 of his 20 points in the final six minutes on Monday night and Savannah State closed the game with a 17-7 run to beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 87-82 to remain one game back of conference leader Morgan State.

McClanahan had 18 points, Austin Dasent scored 15 and Joshua Floyd 13 for Savannah State (10-12, 7-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which has won six in a row.

Bakari Copeland converted a 3-point play to pull UMES within three with 1:38 to play and Dante Caldwell’s free throw made it 82-80 with 18 seconds left. Manassa made 3 of 4 free throws, and Dasent hit a pair, from there to seal it.

Jahir Cabeza hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Tigers their biggest lead at 58-48 with 15:46 to play. Caldwell’s 3 capped a 13-2 run over the next three-plus minutes and gave UMES (7-15, 4-3) its first lead and Thomas Rivera’s 3-pointer pushed the lead to 75-70 with 5:24 to go.

Caldwell had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Derrico Peck scored 12 with 11 boards for UMES.

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