Chattanooga vs Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern 84, Chattanooga 76


STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Jelani Hewitt scored 20 points, hitting a career-high six 3-pointers, and Georgia Southern shot a season-best 51.7 percent to defeat Chattanooga 84-76 Thursday night in the Southern Conference opener for both teams.

Ben Drayton III also scored 20 points and Eric Ferguson added 17 for the Eagles (2-4), who hit 31 of 60 from the field.

Georgia Southern led 42-31 at halftime, hitting 6 of 12 3-pointers.

The Eagles expanded their lead to 15. After a 9-0 Mocs run made it 49-43 with 15:53 remaining, Georgia Southern used a 13-4 burst to get the cushion back to 15.

The Mocs (2-5) made a late surge, capped by three straight layups to get to 80-74 with 49 seconds remaining. Georgia Southern, which committed five of its 18 turnovers in the final 2:22, hit 4 of 6 free throws to seal the win.

Ricky Taylor had 16 points to lead the Mocs.

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Chattanooga Mocs
D. Zlovaric, F185-91-210011
C. Early, F171-40-07252
K. Bell, G392-20-02215
O. Wattad, G314-130-351111
R. Taylor, G255-104-421316
Z. Mason191-42-26104
R. White152-30-20116
J. Burroughs142-30-01014
J. Bryant81-20-02002
D. Hampton82-42-22127
L. Stokes64-40-10038
Totals 29-589-163091776
Georgia Southern Eagles
C. Baskerville, F180-12-36212
W. Powers, G333-122-236110
B. Drayton III, G318-122-536120
E. Ferguson, G298-151-164417
J. Hewitt, G277-100-010420
M. Baynham201-10-04112
T. Bussey174-42-430111
J. Pernell130-50-02000
T. Brown50-02-23002
K. Dunnican50-00-03110
S. Mike20-00-00010
Totals 31-6011-1735201584
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