Texas-Arlington beats Georgia Southern in Sun Belt semis
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brian Warren had 21 points as Texas-Arlington beat Georgia Southern 67-58 in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Saturday.
La.-Monroe faces Ga. Southern in Sun Belt semis
Louisiana-Monroe (18-14, 11-9) vs. No. 3 seed Georgia Southern (20-11, 12-6)
Sun Belt Conference Tourney Semifinals, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Williams carries Georgia St. over Georgia Southern 90-85
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Kane Williams scored a career-high 23 points as Georgia State narrowly defeated Georgia Southern 90-85 on Saturday to win the Sun Belt Conference regular-season championship...
Ga. Southern looks to extend streak vs Ga. State
Georgia State (21-9, 12-5) vs. Georgia Southern (20-10, 12-5)
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia Southern looks for its seventh...
Brown leads Georgia Southern past Arkansas St 81-70
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown had 17 points and six rebounds as Georgia Southern topped Arkansas State 81-70 on Saturday.
Isaiah Crawley had 15 points for Georgia Southern (20-10, 12-5...
Ga. Southern looks to extend streak vs Arkansas St.
Arkansas State (12-16, 6-9) vs. Georgia Southern (19-10, 11-5)
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia Southern looks for its sixth...
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Isaiah Crawley had a season-high 20 points as Georgia Southern defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 81-66 on Thursday night.
Ga. Southern looks to extend streak vs Little Rock
Arkansas-Little Rock (10-17, 5-9) vs. Georgia Southern (18-10, 10-5)
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia Southern looks for its fifth...
Brown, Ga. Southern visit App State
Georgia Southern (17-10, 9-5) vs. Appalachian State (9-17, 4-9)
Holmes Convocation Center, Boone, North Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two senior guards will be on display...
Brown lifts Georgia Southern past Coastal Carolina 79-74
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tookie Brown had 17 points as Georgia Southern narrowly beat Coastal Carolina 79-74 on Thursday night. Montae Glenn added 16 points for the Eagles, while Quan Jackson chipped...
Georgia Southern rolls in 2nd half, beats Troy 76-51
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown and Isaiah Crawley scored 16 points apiece as Georgia Southern rolled to a 76-51 victory over Troy on Friday night.
Georgia Southern (16-10, 8-5 Sun Belt Conference) has won three of its last four games while Troy (11-14, 4-9) has lost six of its last seven.
The Eagles built a five-point halftime lead and outscored the Trojans 44-24 in the second half.
Brown lifts Georgia Southern past South Alabama 75-65
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown registered 14 points and eight assists as Georgia Southern topped South Alabama 75-65 on Wednesday night.
Calvin Wishart had 14 points and seven rebounds for Georgia Southern (15-10, 7-5 Sun Belt Conference). Quan Jackson added 13 points. Montae Glenn had 10 points and three blocks for the home team.
Herb McGee had 18 points for the Jaguars (12-13, 5-7). Josh Ajayi added 13 points. Trhae Mitchell had 11 points and seven rebounds.
Smith carries Louisiana-Monroe past Georgia Southern 88-79
MONROE, La. (AP) — Daishon Smith had 38 points as Louisiana-Monroe beat Georgia Southern 88-79 on Friday night.
Smith hit 13 of 15 foul shots.
Travis Munnings had 17 points for Louisiana-Monroe (13-10, 6-5 Sun Belt Conference). Michael Ertel added 15 points. JD Williams had 10 points for the home team.
Tookie Brown had 28 points for the Eagles (14-10, 6-5). Quan Jackson added 20 points. Simeon Carter had 10 points.
Brown scores 32, Georgia Southern downs Ragin’ Cajuns 103-86
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Tookie Brown poured in a season-high 32 points and Quan Jackson scored 23 as Georgia Southern pummeled Louisiana-Lafayette 103-86 Wednesday night.
Georgia Southern (14-9, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference) shot 54 percent from the floor, 35 of 65, and drained 10 of 15 shots from behind the 3-point arc.
Simonds scores 29 to keep Georgia State in first place
ATLANTA (AP) — D'Marcus Simonds scored 29 points with four 3-pointers and Georgia State beat Georgia Southern 81-72 on Saturday to stay in first place in the Sun Belt Conference.
Simonds was 10-of-20 shooting and the Panthers (17-6, 7-2) also shot 50 percent as a team while making 10 of 27 3-point attempts. Kane Williams added 19 points, Malik Benlevi 12 and Jeff Thomas 10.
Brown leads balanced Georgia Southern past Texas State 74-58
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 17 points, Elijah McCadden 15 and Montae Glenn 13 as Georgia Southern broke away in the second half to defeat Sun Belt Conference leader Texas State 74-58 on Saturday.
Texas State (17-4, 6-2) closed out the first half with a shot block and a Tre'Larenz Nottingham 3-pointer to pull within five, 33-28 at intermission.
UT Arlington tops Georgia Southern for 2nd place in Sun Belt
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Freshman David Azore scored 15 points, Brian Warren added 14 points with four 3-pointers and five assists and UT Arlington beat Georgia Southern 72-67 on Thursday night.
Georgia Southern led by 13 points early in the second half but UTA tied it at 56 with less than 10 minutes remaining. Radshad Davis gave UTA its first lead of the second half with 8:21 to go and Georgia Southern pulled to 67-65 at 3:35 but didn't make another field goal the rest of the game.
Georgia Southern beats South Alabama 88-86 in OT
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 26 on 10-of-17 shooting, Montae Glenn added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Georgia Southern held on in overtime for an 88-86 victory over South Alabama on Saturday.
Quan Jackson scored five of his 15 points in overtime. His 3-pointer with 58 seconds left gave the Eagles (12-7, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) the lead for good at 87-84.
Gant leads Louisiana-Lafayette past Georgia Southern 87-85
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jakeenan Gant scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette edged Georgia Southern 87-85 on Saturday night.
Gant was 9 of 17 from the field for the Ragin' Cajuns (11-6, 2-2 Sun Belt). Jerekius Davis added 17 points and Marcus Stroman and P.J. Hardy added 12 points apiece. Stroman had six boards.
Georgia Southern tops ULM 79-78 with buzzer beating 3
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 22 points and fed Quan Jackson for the winning 3-pointer as time expired and Georgia Southern defeated UL Monroe 79-78 on Thursday night.
After a timeout with four seconds remaining, Georgia Southern inbounded from beneath its own basket. Brown took the ball upcourt, penetrated the lane, then dished to Jackson who connected from the left corner as time ran out.
Texas St holds of Georgia Southern 73-70 to open league play
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Tre'Larenz Nottingham scored 24 points, Eric Terry added 14 and Texas State beat Georgia Southern 73-70 in a Sun Belt Conference opener Thursday night.
Jackson scores 8 in OT; Georgia Southern beats Bradley 79-74
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Quan Jackson scored eight of his 22 points in overtime to help Georgia Southern beat Bradley 79-74 on Tuesday night.
The Braves closed regulation on a 6-0 spurt to force overtime tied at 59. Jackson made two 3-pointers and two free throws and the Eagles led 71-68 with 1:55 remaining in OT. Montae Glenn hit a jump shot and Tookie Brown split a pair of free throws to stretch the lead to 74-68 with 37 seconds left.
Ike Smith leads Georgia Southern over Brewton-Parker 101-64
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ike Smith had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help Georgia Southern beat NAIA-member Brewton-Parker 101-64 on Friday night.
Simeon Carter added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Eagles (7-3), who made 27 of 42 shots from inside the arc. Brewton-Parker committed 28 turnovers, which Georgia Southern converted into 39 points.
East Tennessee State downs Georgia Southern 69-64
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tray Boyd III scored 17 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, Isaiah Tisdale added 15 with five assists and East Tennessee State handed Georgia Southern its first loss of the season, 69-64 on Tuesday night.
Brown, Jackson rally Georgia Southern past George Mason
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown tossed in 25 points and Quan Jackson scored 21 points — all in the second half — to rally Georgia Southern from a 20-point deficit to a 98-89 victory over George Mason on Tuesday night.
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.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jake Allsmiller and Tookie Brown lived beyond the arc on Saturday, making 13 of 16 attempts to total 52 points as Georgia Southern beat Troy 89-83 to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Georgia Southern (20-11, 11-7) earned a first-round bye in the tourney which begins on Wednesday in New Orleans.
Georgia Southern beats South Alabama 81-74
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 18 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 8 assists as Georgia Southern held off South Alabama 81-74 on Thursday night.
Mike Hughes scored 19 for the Eagles (19-11, 10-7 Sun Belt), and Montae Glenn added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Georgia Southern moved into third place in the conference standings, one game ahead of idle UT Arlington.
Brown set the Eagles' single-season record for free throws attempted, shooting 16 to bring his total to 209.
Smith scores 25, Georgia Southern beats Texas State 81-77
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Ike Smith scored 25 points with five 3-pointers, Tookie Brown scored all of his 16 points in the second half, and third-place Georgia Southern beat Texas State 81-77 on Saturday to split the season series.
Mike Hughes scored 19 points for the Eagles (18-11, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference), who hit 10 3s and shot 54.9 percent from the field.
Brown scores 23, leads Georgia Southern over Georgia State
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 23 points and Georgia Southern knocked off rival Georgia State 85-80 on Friday night.
Brown, who was injured and missed the team's first meeting this season — an 83-66 win for Georgia State on Jan. 20 — was 6 of 12 from the floor and had five assists for the Eagles (17-10, 8-6 Sun Belt), who snapped a three-game skid.
Louisiana recovers from only league loss, beats Ga. Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Johnathan Stove had a career-best 28 points and Bryce Washington added 18 with 13 rebounds as Louisiana recovered from its only Sun Belt Conference loss by getting past Georgia Southern 102-91 on Saturday.
Louisiana (21-4, 11-1) was rolled by Georgia State 106-92 on Thursday night. The Ragin' Cajuns had won 10 straight and 17 of their last 18 games before encountering Georgia State.
Arkansas State hangs on to beat Ga. Southern 91-89
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Deven Simms had 24 points to help Arkansas State hold off Georgia Southern for a 91-89 win in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday night.
Arkansas State avenged its 80-49 loss on Georgia State's home floor in early January.
It came down to which team made the last free throw. The teams combined for 61 fouls. Ike Smith scored the final field goal of the night when he slammed home a dunk as the Eagles closed to 85-83 with 2:41 remaining.
Ga. Southern rallies to beat Little Rock 67-61
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tookie Brown had 19 points and Mike Hughes added 14 as Georgia Southern rallied in the second half to beat Little Rock 67-61 in Sun Belt Conference play on Thursday night.
Brown leads the way, Georgia Southern bounces UTA 74-59
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 23 points as Georgia Southern got off to a slow start but dominated the second half to beat UT Arlington 74-59 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.
Texas State survives late 3-point attempt in 62-61 win
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 22 points, Tre'Larenz Nottingham sank the winning free throw with 3.7 seconds showing on the clock and Texas State survived a desperation shot at the buzzer to defeat Georgia Southern 62-61 Thursday night, breaking the Eagles' six-game win streak at home.
Brown’s late jumpers give Georgia Southern 4th straight win
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Tookie Brown hit two straight jumpers in the final minutes as Georgia Southern rallied to beat Appalachian State 60-59 on Saturday for its fourth straight Sun Belt Conference win.
Trailing 57-56, Brown hit a jump shot for a 58-57 lead. He made the game-winning shot with 56 seconds left. Isaac Johnson answered with a layup with 39 seconds remaining. The game ended on Ronshad Shabazz's missed 3-point attempt that would have won the game for the Mountaineers.
Georgia Southern beats Coastal Carolina 77-66 behind Brown
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 22 points, Ike Smith added 19, and Georgia Southern beat Coastal Carolina 77-66 on Thursday night to win its third straight.
Montae Glenn scored 17 points for the Eagles (13-5, 4-1 Sun Belt), who made 10 3-pointers and 21 free throws.
Coastal Carolina closed to 46-39 on Demario Beck's layup early in the second half, but the Eagles pulled steadily away, building a 15-point lead, 72-57, after Glenn's back-to-back dunks amid an 8-0 run with 1:47 left.
Brown’s buzzer-beating 3 lifts Georgia Southern to 72-69 win
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Georgia Southern a 72-69 victory over Little Rock on Saturday night.
Cameron Corcoran had driven the lane and scored to tie the game for Little Rock (4-13, 1-3 Sun Belt) with 18 seconds left. Brown worked the clock before letting loose with his game-winner.
Brown, Glenn help Georgia Southern beat Arkansas State 80-49
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown had 20 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals and Montae Glenn had his sixth double-double of the season to help Georgia Southern beat Arkansas State 80-49 on Thursday night.
Glenn made 7 of 9 from the field and finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Quan Jackson also scored 14 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, for Georgia Southern (11-5, 2-1 Sun Belt).
Georgia Southern holds off Troy 86-80 in milestone win
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Tookie Brown poured in 31 points as Georgia Southern came from behind to knock off defending champion Troy 86-80 and reach a program milestone in a Sun Belt Conference opener Friday night.
ETSU shoots past former SoCon rival Georgia Southern, 79-59
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Devontavius Payne scored 15 points and Peter Jurkin and Jalan McCloud each contributed 14 as East Tennessee State pulled away in the second half against Georgia Southern for a 79-59 victory Friday night.
It was the first meeting between the former rivals and first since the 2004-05 season, the Eagles' final season in the Southern Conference before moving to the Sun Belt.
Brown scores 32, Georgia Southern beats Savannah St. 102 91
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown had 32 points, just two shy of his career high, to lead Georgia Southern to a 102-91 win over Savannah State on Saturday.
Brown, who nailed 5 of 8 from distance, easily eclipsed his season average of 15 points a game. Brown also dished out six assists, which leaves him just 15 away from 300 for his career.
Georgia Southern beats NAIA’s Tennessee Wesleyan 97-61
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jake Allsmiller scored 19 points and dished five assists as Georgia Southern snapped a two-game skid, beating Tennessee Wesleyan of the NAIA 97-61 on Saturday night.
Allsmiller was 6 of 11 from 3-point range for the Eagles (6-2). Tookie Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Jared Hamilton added another 15 points, David-Lee Jones Jr. had 12 and Quan Jackson 10.
Georgia Southern soars over Bluefield State 120-52
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ike Smith had 20 points to lead seven Georgia Southern players in double figures as the Eagles soared past Division II Bluefield State 120-52 on Thursday night for their third straight win.
Jake Allsmiller had 17 points, Shawn O'Connell 14 with 11 rebounds and Quan Jackson added a career-best 13 points for Georgia Southern (3-0). Tookie Brown had 12 points and Jared Hamilton chipped in 11 points as 11 Eagles put points on the board.
Georgia Southern cruises in 77-53 win over CSU Bakersfield
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 24 points, Ike Smith added 21, and Georgia Southern never trailed in beating Cal State Bakersfield 77-53 in its home opener on Monday night.
Brown and Smith, the top two scorers in the Sun Belt Conference last season, combined for five on the Eagles' nine 3-pointers, three of which came in Georgia Southern's opening 15-6 run.
The Eagles cruised to a 36-19 halftime lead and led by 29 with 7:28 to play after Montae Glenn's dunk.
Smith hits winning FT, Georgia Southern shocks Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Ike Smith stepped to the free throw line for two of the biggest free throws of his career and made it look easy.
Smith, who early in the game went over the 1,000-point career mark, was good and good again with 3.9 seconds to go, giving Georgia Southern an 85-83 road upset of Wake Forest in the season opener for both teams.
The Deacons, coming off their first NCAA Tournament in seven years, lost for just the second time in their last 29 home openers.
Georgia Southern tops Arkansas St., 72-60, tightens Sun Belt
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Ike Smith scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Georgia Southern pulled away from Arkansas State in the second half of its Sun Belt Conference battle Saturday, earning a 72-60 victory.
The victory pulls George Southern (18-11, 11-5) even with the Red Wolves (19-9, 10-5) in the loss column with two games left in the Eagles' regular season. Arkansas State has three games remaining.
Hervey, UTA beat Georgia Southern for 7th straight win
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Hervey tied a career high with five 3-pointers and had his 11th double-double of the season, Jorge Bilbao scored 16 points with eight boards and Texas-Arlington used a late run to pull away for an 81-71 win over Georgia Southern on Monday night.
Georgia Southern holds off Texas State 70-67
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 21 points and Georgia Southern held off a late Texas State run to win 70-67 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Trailing by 12 at halftime, the Bobcats closed to four, 59-55, on Tyler Blount's 3-pointer, then to three, 67-64, on Kavin Gilder-Tilbury's 3 with 24 seconds left. Bobby Conley's 3 with six seconds left made it a one-point game, but Brown was fouled and hit both from the line. Ojai Black's 3-pointer at the buzzer missed.