Eagles make a second half comeback to steal win from Coastal Carolina

Kaitlin Sells

The Georgia Southern men’s basketball team walked away with a second-half comeback 79-74 win over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Thursday night.

The Eagles seemed to fall short in the first half, only shooting 40 percent from the floor as well as ending the half down 30-34.

The second half was another story and was big for GS as they went on a seven point run to break a 50-50 tie late in the second half, giving the Eagles security and the ability to finish the game out strong and on top 79-74.

In the second half the Eagles shot 56.52 percent from the floor, showing their game average to be 47.2 percent.

Free-throws were a big key for GS and their lead as they shot 83.3 percent as well as going 20-24 in free-throws in the second half. Senior guard Tookie Brown was a contributer as he went 10-13 on free-throws as well as contributing a total of 17 points.

Senior forward Montae Glenn was right behind Brown scoring-wise, notching 16 points himself as well as collecting four rebounds and two turnovers in the 27 minutes he played.

GS now sits at an overall record of 17-10 while looking at a conference record of 9-5, placing them at third in the Sun Belt.

The Eagles will be taking on long-time rival Appalachian State Saturday at 2 p.m. in Boone, North Carolina. This game will conclude regular season road play for the Eagles and will be streamed on ESPN+.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu