Chattanooga vs Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern 76, Chattanooga 70

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Eric Ferguson scored 26 points and hit late free throws as Georgia Southern defeated Chattanooga 76-70 Friday night in first-round action in the Southern Conference tournament.

The Eagles (15-14), the third seed in the SoCon South division, will meet Elon, the second seed in the North.

Chattanooga (11-21), the North's sixth seed, got a 15-point, 13-rebound double-double from Jahmal Burroughs. The Mocs led 42-34 at halftime, but Georgia Southern took charge after intermission.

Ben Drayton III (12 points) hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 46-all. Later, Drayton drained back-to-back treys to give the Mocs a 63-62 lead they never relinquished.

After a Drayton jumper made it 68-65, Ferguson dunked. In the last 41 seconds, he went 4 of 4 from the foul line.

Jelani Hewitt had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles. Tre' Bussey added 10 points.

Dontay Hampton scored 13 for Chattanooga, Rico White 12.

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Chattanooga Mocs
J. Burroughs, F316-113-5130415
D. Zlovaric, F293-60-04126
K. Bell, G362-96-634311
R. Taylor, G222-62-36136
O. Wattad, G141-53-32015
D. Hampton271-410-1211013
R. White214-82-401112
Z. Mason160-32-27042
L. Stokes30-00-00010
J. Bryant10-10-01010
Totals 19-5328-354182070
 35.8%80% 
Georgia Southern Eagles
C. Baskerville, F251-33-43035
E. Ferguson, G359-138-1082326
J. Hewitt, G306-150-195215
B. Drayton III, G244-103-424212
W. Powers, G141-30-21442
J. Pernell262-40-00126
T. Bussey252-84-430310
M. Baynham90-10-01120
K. Dunnican80-00-01040
T. Brown40-00-01030
Totals 25-5718-2531172876
 43.9%72% 
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UNC-Green.10-815-19237
Mercer8-1019-15194
Samford4-1414-19252
VMI4-149-21317
Citadel3-1510-22322
 
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