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Brown leads Georgia Southern past Appalachian State, 92-88

January 22, 2017

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored a season-high 32 points and Georgia Southern held off long-time rival Appalachian State from the free-throw line to take a 92-88 win Saturday to stay unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play.

Brown converted 17 of 23 shots from the line and was 7 of 16 from the field in leading the Eagles. He collected a career-high 34 points at Appalachian State a year ago.

Ike Smith made 9 of 12 free throws and finished with 25 points for Georgia Southern (13-6, 6-0). Overall the Eagles were 34 of 47 (72.3 percent) from the line.

Georgia Southern has won seven straight, the most consecutive wins since 2011-12.

Ronshad Shabazz hit 13 of 24 shots from the field, including 6 of 12 from deep, to score a career-high 36 points to lead Appalachian State (6-11, 1-5). Emarius Logan added 17 points for the Mountaineers.