Record-breaking performance propels dominant Eagle victory

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

11 different Eagles scored on Tuesday night as Georgia Southern defeated Bob Jones University, 103-51.

The Bruins, who are a Division III member of the NCAA, were clearly outmatched from beginning to end.

Andrei Savrasov was the star of the night for the Eagles, recording a career high 18 points and eight rebounds. Four other Eagles joined Savrasov in double digits as GS crossed the 100-point mark for the first time this season.

The Eagles shot a record 72.1% from the field, breaking the 34-year old record for highest field goal percentage in school history.

“Give credit to our players,” said head coach Brian Burg. “Made some shots, took quality shot throughout the game… I was pleased in some areas when the ball did move.”

On top of the win, the Hanner Fieldhouse crowd participated in the annual “Toilet Paper Toss,” which is when fans flood the court with toilet paper after the Eagles score their first basket.

“I’m so glad we had a great crowd here in Hanner Fieldhouse,” said Burg. “There’s nothing better, it’s by far the toughest place to play in the Sun Belt.

The Eagles sit at 3-0 for the second straight season following the win, but things get much more difficult this weekend.

GS will travel to Spartanburg this weekend to participate in the Terrier Classic, where they will face Hampton at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Wofford at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Both games will be televised on ESPN+.