GSU outlasts UNCG

Colin Ritsick

For the first time since the beginning of December, Georgia Southern University has won two

consecutive games after outlasting the University of North-Carolina-Greensboro 64-62 tonight.

The Eagles (11-12, 4-4 Southern Conference) and the Spartans (11-13, 4-5 SoCon) traded

baskets all night long but it was rebounding that proved to be the difference.

GSU was able to dominate UNCG on the boards largely due to the efforts of true freshman Kyle

Doyle. The 6-foot-6, 210 lbs. forward out of Buford High School finished with his second double-

double of the season. He pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds in addition to his 13 points.

The Eagles out-rebounded the Spartans 39-28 and 16 of those for GSU came on offense. Had

it not been for the second-chance points the Eagles got from these offensive boards, this two-

point victory may have looked more like a double-digit loss.

Junior guard Jelani Hewitt was the offensive workhorse as usual. He finished with 23 points.

Sophomore guard Jordan Potts led UNCG in scoring with 13 points.

This win gets the Eagles back to .500 in the conference and will bump them up into sixth place –

swapping spots with the Spartans. It is only the third victory away from home all year for GSU.

The team will try to make it four as they travel to Wofford College on Feb. 6th.