Tookie Brown scored 21 points and Georgia Southern held off a late Texas State run to win 70-67 on Saturday to end a two-game skid. Trailing by 12 at halftime, the Bobcats closed to four, 59-55, on Tyler Blount's 3-pointer, then to three, 67-64, on Kavin Gilder-Tilbury's 3 with 24 seconds left.
Colton Ray-St Cyr and Jaylen Shaw each scored 16 points and Coastal Carolina avenged an early season loss to Georgia Southern with an 82-70 victory on Saturday. Ray-St Cyr had 10 rebounds, and Shivaughn Wiggins and Elijah Wilson each added 13 points for Coastal Carolina (12-13, 7-5 Sun Belt), which has won three of four.
Ike Smith and Mike Hughes combined for 39 points and 10 of Georgia Southern's 13 3-pointers and the Eagles beat Louisiana-Monroe 76-62 on Saturday to snap a two-game skid. Smith scored 22, Hughes hit 5 of 6 from behind the arc and Tookie Brown added 15 points for Georgia Southern (15-8, 8-2 Sun Belt), which is tied with Georgia State atop the conference standings.
The Georgia Southern football program announced Wednesday a football recruiting class composed of 22 student-athletes, rated by numerous scouting services as one of the tops in the Sun Belt Conference for the year.
Wesley Person scored 19 points, DeVon Walker added 15 with nine rebounds and Troy knocked off Sun Belt Conference-leader Georgia Southern 83-76 on Monday night. Juan Davis Jr. added 10 points and Kevin Baker scored eight with six rebounds and seven assists for Troy (12-11, 4-5).
Tookie Brown scored a season-high 32 points and Georgia Southern held off long-time rival Appalachian State from the free-throw line to take a 92-88 win Saturday to stay unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play. Brown converted 17 of 23 shots from the line and was 7 of 16 from the field in leading the Eagles. He collected a career-high 34 points at Appalachian State a year ago.
Tookie Brown scored 11 of his 19 points in the final 11:41, Mike Hughes finished with 13 points and Georgia Southern beat Louisiana-Monroe 62-60 on Monday night for its sixth win in a row. Marvin Jean-Pierre made two free throws to give the Warhawks a one-point lead with five minutes left, but Brown scored five points during a 10-3 run that put Georgia Southern ahead 60-54 with 30 seconds to go.
Ike Smith scored 28 points and Georgia Southern beat Louisiana-Lafayette 81-76 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win. The Eagles took the lead for good with 12:50 left, and had a 10-point lead with five minutes to play. Louisiana-Lafayette used a 15-9 spurt to pull to 75-71 with 30 seconds left. Mike Hughes and Tookie Brown each made a pair of free throws to stretch the Eagles' lead to 79-73. The Ragin' Cajuns' Jay Wright made a 3-pointer, and then Hughes made two more from the free-throw line to seal it.
Mike Hughes hit a 3-pointer to force overtime and scored six of his 13 points in the extra frame as Georgia Southern beat South Alabama 84-79 on Monday night. Tookie Brown had 26 points and Ike Smith scored 23 for Georgia Southern (10-6, 3-0 Sun Belt). Smith made five 3-pointers, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists — all career highs.
The College Football Hall of Fame has added 10 new player members to its ranks, and Georgia Southern's Adrian Peterson will now have his name added to the ranks of the best ever to play the game.