Georgia Southern vs Wofford

Georgia Southern 60, Wofford 44

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Eric Ferguson scored 17 points and Georgia Southern closed the first half with a 14-0 run to defeat Wofford 60-44 Friday in the opening game of the Southern Conference tournament.

The ninth-seeded Eagles (14-18) led 30-18 at halftime after holding Wofford scoreless for the final 7:13 of the half. The Terriers (13-19) never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Tre Bussey added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles, who outrebounded Wofford 40-28, and C.J. Reed had 10 points.

Georgia Southern will play top-seeded Davidson in the quarterfinals today. The Eagles handed the Wildcats their only conference loss this season, 70-57 on Jan. 14.

Indiana Faithfull and Spencer Collins scored 10 points each to lead Wofford, which earned the eighth seed by beating Georgia Southern twice in the regular season. Karl Cochran, the Terriers' second-team all-conference guard, was held to four points on 2-for-10 shooting.

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Georgia Southern Eagles
E. Ferguson, F327-123-650217
C. Baskerville, F282-62-24026
C. Reed, G384-161-264210
C. Roberts, G373-102-28039
T. Bussey, G353-74-491112
M. Baynham222-41-16125
S. Mike60-11-20001
C. Daniels20-00-00000
Totals 21-5614-194061260
 37.5%73.7% 
Wofford Terriers
L. Skinner, F383-73-69119
A. Smith, F171-20-01012
S. Collins, G364-132-351110
I. Faithfull, G344-90-011210
K. Cochran, G292-100-05424
J. Gordon202-40-02044
J. Swinton91-30-01033
J. Byrd71-30-01002
C. Neumann60-00-01010
T. Wagener40-20-00010
Totals 18-535-92871644
 34%55.6% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington13-323-634
Arkansas St.11-520-993
Georgia St.11-618-11122
Ga. Southern11-618-12107
Texas St.10-617-11204
Coast. Car.10-715-15155
UL Lafayette8-818-11135
Troy8-816-14205
S. Alabama6-1013-16218
Little Rock5-1114-15255
App. St.3-148-20297
UL-Monroe2-148-21303

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU14-424-769
UNC-Green.14-423-8117
Furman14-421-1097
Chattanooga10-819-11110
Wofford10-815-16201
Mercer9-915-16196
Samford8-1017-14176
Citadel4-1411-20302
W. Carolina4-149-22253
VMI3-156-23321