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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Scoreboard
Georgia Southern (14-18) «303060
Wofford (13-19)182644

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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-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329