Eagles advance in SoCon tournament

Photo by: Demario CullarsEric Ferguson junior foward (3) hustles up the court after a change in possession.

Shakeem Holloway

 

After going 0-2 in the regular season against Wofford College, the Georgia Southern University men’s basketball team pulled out a 60-44 win advancing to the second round of the Southern Conference Tournament.

Junior forward Eric Ferguson posted 17 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Karl Cochran, who previously tallied 41 total points in two games against GSU, was held below ten points.

A 14-0 run at the end of the first half propelled GSU to a 30-18 halftime lead, a lead the Eagles would never relinquish.

Unlike the previous match-ups, the Eagles managed to out-rebound the Terriers 40-28.

The Eagles defense forced the Terriers into tough shots on their way to the 16-point win as the Eagles did not shoot the ball well offensively with a field goal percentage less than 40 percent.

We know that we’re the most dangerous team in the tournament. Nobody else can say they beat the top-two basketball team,” head coach Charlton Young said.

GSU will match-up against the number one seeded Davidson College Wildcats tomorrow at 12 p.m. in a rematch of the Eagles’ last game of the regular season in which they lost by 35 points.