GSU upsets Mocs on the road

Colin Ritsick

Senior guard Tre Bussey and junior guard Jelani Hewitt combined for 49 points to beat the University of

Tennessee-Chattanooga tonight 77-61; snapping a four-game losing streak.

UTC was the No. 2 team in the Southern Conference and had not lost a SoCon game at home all season. Georgia

Southern University was eighth in the league and had only won one SoCon game on the road this season.

This victory vaulted the Eagles into sixth place and dropped the Mocs into third.

Bussey finished with 25 points on 11-19 shooting and Hewitt finished with 24 points on 8-15 shooting โ€“ six of his

eight buckets came from beyond the arc.

How these two guards were going to fare against their much bigger UTC counterparts was a major concern coming

into this game, but the top-scoring duo in the SoCon showed no problem in gouging the Mocs.

Junior forward Angel Matias pitched in 14 points and five rebounds while senior forward Marvin Baynham had a

team-high 10 rebounds.

Senior UTC forward Z. Mason was his usual dominant self, but his 21 points and seven rebounds were not enough

to carry his team.

The Mocs have now lost four of their last six.

This is the first win for the Eagles since the first day of the month.