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Brown, Georgia Southern beat UL Monroe, advance to semis

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tookie Brown had 13 points and eight rebounds and No. 3 seed Georgia Southern beat No. 6 seed UL Monroe 63-55 in the Sun Belt Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night.

Mike Hughes added 11 points for Georgia Southern, which advanced to face No. 2 seed Georgia State in the semifinals on Saturday. The rivals split the regular season series.

The Eagles (21-11) led almost the entire way but briefly surrendered the lead at 38-37, the Warhawks' first time in front since scoring the opening basket. The Eagles responded with a 14-2 run capped at 51-40 on Brown's layup with 5:30 left.

UL Monroe (16-15) cut the deficit to 51-45 and got no closer.

Sam McDaniel, Marvin Jean-Pierre and Michael Ertel had 13 points each for the Warhawks, who shot just 29.7 percent from the field. Travis Munnings had 14 rebounds to go with eight points and McDaniel grabbed 11 boards.

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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 UL-Monroe 16-15 262955
home team logo Ga. Southern 21-11 342963
Team Stats
away team logo UL-Monroe 16-15 77.5 PPG 37.1 RPG 13.5 APG
home team logo Ga. Southern 21-11 85.4 PPG 39.2 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
2
D. Smith 21.2 PPG 3.9 RPG 3.6 APG 47.8 FG%
4
T. Brown 17.1 PPG 3.8 RPG 4.9 APG 51.8 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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