Furman vs Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern rolls past Furman 65-50

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Jelani Hewitt scored 20 points and Tre Bussey 14 as seventh-seeded Georgia Southern shot out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back, defeating No. 10 seed Furman 65-50 in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament on Friday

The Eagles (14-18), in their first SoCon tourney since 2002, face second-seeded Chattanooga (18-13) in a quarterfinal Saturday. Georgia Southern defeated Chattanooga Feb. 20.

Georgia Southern, which is moving to the Sun Belt next season, opened the second half on a 14-2 run, capped by a Hewitt dunk that built the lead to 49-29 with 13:35 remaining. The Eagles shot 57.1 percent in the half. Angel Matias added 10 points.

Charlie Reddick scored 18 to lead the Paladins (9-21) and Stephen Croone added 12.

Georgia Southern stole the ball 13 times (Hewitt with three), scoring 16 points off turnovers and 38 in the paint.

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Scoreboard
Furman (9-21)272350
Georgia Southern (14-18) «353065

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W. Carolina4-38-11187
Mercer3-410-10208
Samford3-47-13266
VMI1-66-12293
Citadel1-66-13311
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UT-Arlington4-413-8166
Troy3-49-11237
App. St.3-58-13246
Arkansas St.2-57-13296
Little Rock2-55-15298
Coast. Car.2-68-13250
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