The Red Wolves (4-7) shot just 38.8 percent but made up for it with 29 offensive rebounds, which led to 19 second-chance points. The Tigers had only 21 rebounds overall.
Preston Blackmon scored 19 points to lead Savannah State (1-13), which has lost 13 straight.
Arkansas State trailed by 12 in the first half before taking a 33-31 advantage into halftime. The Red Wolves slowly built their lead to as many as 16 in the second half with strong inside play. They outscored the Tigers 28-18 in the paint and finished with 44 rebounds.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|