Eagles fall to ULM Warhawks to conclude week on the road

Amanda Arnold

The Georgia Southern men’s basketball team fell to the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Friday night.

Though GS trailed majority of the game, multiple Eagles were unstoppable on the court. Senior guard Tookie Brown tallied 28 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Redshirt-sophomore guard Quan Jackson added 20 points, three rebounds, and two blocks. Off the bench, redshirt-junior forward Simeon Carter tallied 10 points and two blocks.

As expected, Warhawks senior guard Daishon Smith put on a show for the home crowd. He scored close to his season high of 42 points with 38 points, six assists, and six rebounds. At halftime Smith already had 17 points, with 21 of his points coming from the second half.

There was over 5,000 spectators at this game, and GS couldn’t keep up with the fast pace set early by ULM. There was only five lead changes the entire match. Four crucial turnovers in the second half allowed ULM to increase their lead and solidify the win.

GS showed improvement from previous games on the offensive side of the ball, shooting about 56 percent.

With this loss, GS falls to 14-10 and 6-5 in the conference. This places them tied with ULM for fourth place behind Texas State, University of Texas at Arlington, Georgia State, and Coastal Carolina. GS has a 5-7 record for away games, and with a two game home stretch the team is looking to improve their conference record with the help of the fans.

GS takes on South Alabama Wednesday in Hanner Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. The game can be streamed on ESPN+.

 Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu