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Brown leads the way, Georgia Southern bounces UTA 74-59

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Tookie Brown scored 23 points as Georgia Southern got off to a slow start but dominated the second half to beat UT Arlington 74-59 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.

UT Arlington sprinted to a 21-8 lead before the Eagles rallied to close to 31-29 at the half. Georgia Southern's Ike Smith hit a jumper to open the second period and Mike Hughes nailed a 3 for a 34-31 lead. Smith added another jumper in a 7-0 run to open the half. The Eagles pushed their advantage to 66-55 with 2:37 left following Jake Allsmiller's trey.

Quan Jackson hit 3 of 3 from distance for 12 points, Hughes added 11 and Smith finished with 10 points and six rebounds for Georgia Southern (15-7, 6-3).

Kevin Hervey had 29 points to lead UT Arlington (13-10, 4-6) which has lost three of its last four games. Link Kabadyundi added eight points with a career-high 11 rebounds.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo UT-Arlington 13-10 312859
home team logo Ga. Southern 15-7 294574
Team Stats
away team logo UT-Arlington 13-10 77.6 PPG 42.5 RPG 16.0 APG
home team logo Ga. Southern 15-7 75.9 PPG 41.1 RPG 10.1 APG
Key Players
1
E. Neal 16.7 PPG 4.2 RPG 6.7 APG 43.4 FG%
4
T. Brown 18.9 PPG 4.1 RPG 4.3 APG 53.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB