Five takeaways for the Eagle’s overtime win against South Alabama

Amanda Arnold

Behind stellar performances from Montae Glenn and Tookie Brown, the Georgia Southern men’s basketball team took down the South Alabama Jaguars in a thrilling overtime win, 88-86.

The team really worked together for this win.

Senior guard Tookie Brown tallied 26 points, senior forward Montae Glenn scored a career high 18 points, redshirt-sophomore guard Quan Jackson totaled 17 points with seven in OT alone, junior guard David Lee-Jones Jr. played a crucial role with five assists, and redshirt-junior forward Simeon Carter contributed eight points.

This win places GS tied for second place in the conference behind Georgia State and Texas State.

GS is currently tied with UTA for second place in the conference at 4-2, even though GS has a better overall record of 12-7 compared to UTA’s 8-11. Georgia State broke their undefeated Sun Belt record to Troy, falling to 5-1.

Montae Glenn has been thriving this season.

Glenn blocked a potential game tying shot by the Jaguars towards the end of overtime that kept GS on top. He has averaged a career high 10 points this season and accumulated a season high 13 rebounds in this match.

GS greatly improved on the offensive side of the ball

While GS has had a pattern of hitting a lower shooting percentage during the first half, they shot an impressive 51.6 and only went into the half down 37-42. Since conference play began, GS has had to play catch up from double digits during the second half on multiple occasions.

With 10 lead changes and 14 ties, GS fought hard during the entire game.

Though this was a fast-paced game, GS remained consistent and focused.

The team will be back in action at Hanner Fieldhouse on Thursday against UTA at 7 PM.

Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Reporter,