MUNCIE, Ind. – Senior superstar Derrick Favors (Pictured) registered a huge double-double with 30 points and 21 rebounds to lead South Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.) to a 67-53 win over Duncanville (Texas), a team picked preseason national No. 1 by some publications, in first-day action at the T-Mobile Invitational on the campus of Ball State University on Monday.
Favors, a 6-foot-9 post regarded as one of the top five seniors in the country, connected on all 12 of his field goal attempts–including a 3-pointer–and added three steals and a pair of blocked shots.
Senior guard Nick Watkins added 14 points for the Hornets while Andre Malone contributed 11.
Duncanville suffered its fifth loss of the season and third in the last 10 days. The Panthers are loaded with five major conference recruits in the starting lineup. Perry Jones, a 6-11 junior, and Roger Franklin shared the scoring load in a losing effort with 12 points apiece.