2017–18 Savannah State Tigers basketball team

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2017–18 Savannah State Tigers basketball
Savannah State Tigers wordmark.png
MEAC regular season co-champions
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2017–18 record5–17, 10 wins vacated (2–4 MEAC, 10 wins vacated)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Clyde Wormley
  • Timothy "Pat" Hardy
  • Joseph Flegler
Home arenaTiger Arena
Seasons
2017–18 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hampton 12 4   .750     19 16   .543
Bethune–Cookman 12 4   .750     18 14   .563
Savannah State 12 4   .750     15 17   .469
North Carolina A&T 11 5   .688     20 15   .571
Norfolk State 11 5   .688     14 19   .424
North Carolina Central † 9 7   .563     19 16   .543
Morgan State 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
Howard 7 9   .438     10 23   .303
Florida A&M 7 9   .438     9 25   .265
South Carolina State 6 10   .375     10 22   .313
Coppin State 5 11   .313     5 27   .156
MD Eastern Shore 3 13   .188     7 25   .219
Delaware State 2 14   .125     4 28   .125
2018 MEAC Tournament winner

The 2017–18 Savannah State Tigers basketball team represented Savannah State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by 13th-year head coach Horace Broadnax, played their home games at Tiger Arena in Savannah, Georgia as members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. With a win over South Carolina State on March 1, 2018, the Tigers earned a share of the MEAC regular season championship.[1] They finished the season 15–17, 12–4 in MEAC play, finishing in a three-way tie for first place. Due to tie-breaking procedures, the Tigers received the No. 3 seed in the MEAC Tournament, where they lost to North Carolina Central in the quarterfinals.

The Tigers were initially ruled to be ineligible for postseason play for a second consecutive season due to APR violations.[2] However, the NCAA granted the Tigers a waiver allowed them to participate in postseason play.[3][4]

The season marked the second to last season for the Tigers in Division I as they will rejoin Division II following the 2018–19 season.[5]

In 2019, 10 wins were vacated due to academic certification errors.[6][7][8]

Previous season[edit]

The Tigers finished the 2016–17 season 13–16, 10–6 in MEAC play to finish in fifth place. The Tigers were ineligible for postseason play due to APR violations.[9]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Savannah State Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Austin Dasent 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Charlotte, North Carolina
F 2 Ralueke Orizu 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Austell, Georgia
G 3 Zach Sellers 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Cheraw, South Carolina
F 4 John Grant, Jr. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Jr Baltimore, Maryland
F 5 Jarvaris Jenkins 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Deerfield Beach, Florida
C 10 Maricus Glenn 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Greensboro, Georgia
F 12 Jahlin Smith 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Barnwell, South Carolina
G 14 Alante Fenner 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Lake Wales, Florida
G 15 Isaiah Felder 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Orangeburg, South Carolina
G 22 Dexter McClanahan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Stockbridge, Georgia
F 24 Juwan Grant 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Baltimore, Maryland
G/F 30 Jahir Cabeza 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Colón, Panama
G 32 Chris Dubose 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Stockbridge, Georgia
G 50 Khalen Pinkett 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Decatur, Georgia
G 55 Ty'lik Evans 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Macon, Georgia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: January 11, 2018

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 3, 2017*
8:00 pm
Paine College W 105–91 
Tiger Arena 
Savannah, GA
Nov 3, 2017*
8:00 pm
Fort Valley State L 89–103 
Tiger Arena (1,890)
Savannah, GA
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
12:00 pm, FSOH/ESPN3
at No. 12 Cincinnati
Cayman Islands Classic Mainland
L 77–107  0–1
BB&T Arena (6,610)
Highland Heights, KY
Nov 13, 2017*
7:00 pm
East Tennessee State L 61–76  0–2
Tiger Arena (965)
Savannah, GA
Nov 15, 2017*
5:00 pm
Middle Georgia State W 114–80  1–2
Tiger Arena (1,002)
Savannah, GA
Nov 17, 2017*
4:00 pm
at Louisiana
Cayman Islands Classic Mainland
L 82–115  1–3
Cajundome (3,096)
Lafayette, LA
Nov 20, 2017*
4:00 pm
vs. Jacksonville State
Cayman Islands Classic Mainland
L 71–86  1–4
McKenzie Arena (2,332)
Chattanooga, TN
Nov 21, 2017*
5:00 pm
vs. Alabama State
Cayman Islands Classic Mainland
W 101–97  2–4
McKenzie Arena (2,211)
Chattanooga, TN
Nov 25, 2017*
2:00 pm, FSSW+
at Texas Tech L 69–103  2–5
United Supermarkets Arena (6,614)
Lubbock, TX
Nov 28, 2017*
7:00 pm, Cox
at No. 8 Wichita State L 66–112  2–6
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Nov 30, 2017*
7:00 pm
Carver College W 98–60  3–6
Tiger Arena (950)
Savannah, GA
Dec 2, 2017*
4:00 pm
William & Mary L 85–108  3–7
Tiger Arena (819)
Savannah, GA
Dec 9, 2017*
5:00 pm
at Georgia Southern L 91–102  3–8
Hanner Fieldhouse (1,105)
Statesboro, GA
Dec 13, 2017*
7:00 pm
at No. 9 Texas A&M L 66–113  3–9
Reed Arena (6,339)
College Station, TX
Dec 17, 2017*
2:00 pm, FSSW
at No. 21 Baylor L 86–118  3–10
Ferrell Center (6,996)
Waco, TX
Dec 19, 2017*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
at No. 13 Virginia L 47–78  3–11
John Paul Jones Arena (13,597)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec 31, 2017*
12:00 pm, BTN
at No. 2 Michigan State L 52–108  3–12
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
MEAC regular season
Jan 6, 2018
4:00 pm
at Coppin State W 80–71  4–12
(1–0)
Physical Education Complex (624)
Baltimore, MD
Jan 8, 2018
7:30 pm
at Morgan State L 88–89  4–13
(1–1)
Talmadge L. Hill Field House (875)
Baltimore, MD
Jan 13, 2018
6:00 pm
Maryland Eastern Shore W 87–59  5–13
(2–1)
Tiger Arena (2,136)
Savannah, GA
Jan 15, 2018
8:00 pm
Howard W 91–90  6–13
(3–1)
Tiger Arena (2,033)
Savannah, GA
Jan 20, 2018
6:00 pm
Hampton W 103–101  7–13
(4–1)
Tiger Arena (2,219)
Savannah, GA
Jan 22, 2018
8:00 pm
Norfolk State W 104–99  8–13
(5–1)
Tiger Arena (1,998)
Savannah, GA
Jan 27, 2018
4:00 pm
at Delaware State W 106–86  9–13
(6–1)
Memorial Hall (537)
Dover, DE
Jan 31, 2018
8:00 pm
at Florida A&M W 107–100  10–13
(7–1)
Moore Gymnasium (2,479)
Daytona Beach, FL
Feb 3, 2018
6:00 pm
South Carolina State W 111–99  11–13
(8–1)
Tiger Arena (2,375)
Savannah, GA
Feb 10, 2018
6:00 pm
Morgan State W 97–94 OT 12–13
(9–1)
Tiger Arena (2,901)
Savannah, GA
Feb 12, 2018
8:00 pm
North Carolina A&T W 108–106  13–13
(10–1)
Tiger Arena (3,002)
Savannah, GA
Feb 17, 2018
6:30 pm
at Norfolk State L 77–85  13–14
(10–2)
Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall (1,726)
Norfolk,VA
Feb 19, 2018
7:00 pm
at Hampton L 102–114 OT 13–15
(10–3)
Hampton Convocation Center (4,511)
Hampton, VA
Feb 24, 2018
4:00 pm
at Bethune–Cookman L 92–121  13–16
(10–4)
Moore Gymnasium (898)
Daytona Beach, FL
Feb 26, 2018
8:00 pm
North Carolina Central W 85–75  14–16
(11–4)
Tiger Arena (1,990)
Savannah, GA
Mar 1, 2018
7:30 pm
at South Carolina State W 94–81  15–16
(12–4)
SHM Memorial Center 
Orangeburg, SC
MEAC Tournament
Mar 8, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPN3
(3) vs. (6) North Carolina Central
Quarterfinals
L 56–58  15–17
Norfolk Scope 
Norfolk, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savannah State vs. South Carolina State - Game Summary - March 1, 2018 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  2. ^ "17 D-I teams don't make NCAA grade, banned from postseason". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  3. ^ "Swag, speed and threes: Savannah State is the fastest team in college basketball". Mid-Major Madness. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. ^ "Never Made the Tourney Club Update, 1/25: Savannah State lives, South Dakota is on fire". Mid-Major Madness. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  5. ^ University, Savannah State. "SSU moves to Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference". Savannah State University. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  6. ^ http://stats.ncaa.org/people/1437
  7. ^ "SSU NCAA infractions". SSUAthletics.com. Savannah State University. June 20, 2019. Retrieved August 1, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ James, Emily (June 20, 2019). "Savannah State failed to monitor its certification process". NCAA. Retrieved August 1, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Only 2 schools banned from NCAA Tournament due to low APR scores". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25.