NCAA Game Summary - UNC Greensboro at Georgia Southern
(Saturday, February 18th)
Final Score: Georgia Southern 83, UNC Greensboro 69
Statesboro, GA (Sports Network) - Ben Drayton scored 19 points to pace five players in double figures as the Georgia Southern Eagles downed the UNC Greensboro Spartans 83-69 in a Southern Conference joust at Hanner Fieldhouse.
Jelani Hewitt scored 12 points for the Eagles (14-4, 12-4 SoCon), who have won six straight and eight of their last nine. Eric Ferguson, Willie Powers, and Jessie Pernell added 10 points each. Pernell, Ferguson, and Marvin Baynham each pulled down six rebounds
Trevis Simpson scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Spartans (12-6, 10-6), who had won three straight and 10 of their previous 11. Kyle Randall and Aloysius Henry added 14 points each. David Williams finished with 11 points..
UNC Greensboro led 37-32 at halftime after shooting 40,6 percent from the floor. The Spartans led by as many as eight.
The Eagles got hot in the second half, shooting 47.4 percent from the floor and going 13-of-16 from the foul line. The Eagles led by 16 in the closing seconds.
The Spartans hurt their cause with 21 turnovers.
02/18 23:13:34 ET