Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 82

(13-17, 6-9 Southern)

Furman 73

(9-20, 3-13 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, February 27, 2014

    Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    GASO 47 3582
    FUR 34 3973

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: J. Hewitt 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Furman: S. Croone 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Georgia Southern holds off Furman 82-73

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Jelani Hewitt scored 22 points, including the go-ahead layup in the second half, to lead Georgia Southern to an 82-73 win over Furman on Thursday night.

    Georgia Southern (13-17, 6-9 Southern Conference) coasted to a 47-34 advantage at the break but had to fend off a Furman rally in the second half that tied the game at 63 on a Stephen Croone layup with 7:55 to go. Hewitt quickly put Georgia Southern back on top with the go-ahead layup that sparked an 8-2 run and built a lead that would be protected in the final minute with 9-of-10 shooting from the free throw line.

    Tre Bussey contributed 17 points, Brian Holmes 14 and Curtis Diamond 11 for the Eagles, who shot 53 percent from the field in getting the season sweep over Furman (9-20, 3-13).

    Croone's 26 points and seven assists led three Furman players in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    FUR
    Points 82 73
    FG Made-Attempted 27-51 (.529) 24-51 (.471)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-20 (.450) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-26 (.731) 19-23 (.826)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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