Eagles’ struggles continue, lose fifth in the last eight games

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

For the second time this season, the Georgia Southern men’s basketball program’s record has fallen to .500.

On Thursday night, the Eagles fell to rival Appalachian State for the second time this season, 65-61.

Four Eagles eclipsed double digits, led by Andrei Savrasov’s 13 points. Kamari Brown, Elijah McCadden and Cam Bryant all scored 10 points.

However, Adrian Delph and the Mountaineers proved to be too much for the Eagles to overcome. Delph racked up 19 points while two of his teammates both recorded 15 points.

“In the first half there’s a number of possessions that really stuck out,” said head coach Brian Burg. “The transition offense of Appalachian State and getting some easy baskets really put us in a bind. It’s hard to climb out of that type of hole whenever you’re in conference play.”

The Eagles shot an abysmal 36.4% from the field and an even worse 19% from three-point range. The team made just one basket from long range in the second half.

Following the loss, the Eagles now sit at 11-11 (4-7 SBC) on the season. The team now sits at No. 11 in the Sun Belt rankings, with only Little Rock behind them.

GS will be back in action on Saturday as they take on Coastal Carolina on the road. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN+.