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NCAA Women's Tournament Bracket: Savannah State Lady Tigers

A change of pace for the MEAC.

Who? The Lady Tigers of Savannah State.

What? The Tiger has no name. The Tiger needs no name. Warning for PDF and ferocious tigers.

When do they play in the first round? The Lady Tigers play South Carolina on Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

Where? Savannah, Georgia, known for its squares.

When? March 14th, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Why? They won the Mid-Eastern Athletic conference tournament.

How? Jasmine Norman scored 20 off the bench, and Savannah State turned on the afterburners on would-be Cinderella Maryland-Eastern Shore, 65-47. Tiyonda Davis added a double-double for the Lady Tigers, with 10 points and 16 rebounds.

Surprise? Predicted to finish third in the conference, they finished second, one game behind Hampton.

RPI: 142

SOS: 282

Record: 21-10 (13-3 MEAC)

Good wins: Florida.

Bad losses: And then they turned around and lost at home to Bethune-Cookman.

Who's driving this thing? Cedric Baker, since 2003. Came up from Division II.

Extra, Extra! The Savannah Morning News.


The Tigers are led by the 16.4 points of Ezinne Kalu. Senior guard Jasmine Norman adds 11.1. Three-point specialist Kenyata Hendrix can get hot (six games as leading scorer) or cold.