Georgia Southern throttled by rival Panthers

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

The Eagles traveled to Atlanta to take on the rival Georgia State on Saturday, but ultimately fell to the Panthers, 79-63.

“The key to this game for Georgia State was that they pounded the glass,” said head coach Brian Burg. “We didn’t take anything away.”

Like Burg mentioned, the Panthers won the rebounding battle in convincing fashion, 41-23. Their success on the boards allowed the Panthers to score 19 second chance points compared to the Eagles only accumulating four second chance points.

Kane Williams led the way for State with 21 points, but was joined by three other players in double digits. Eliel Nsoseme racked up a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

For the Eagles, Kamari Brown’s 17 bench points led the way. Gedi Juozapaitis and Andrei Savrasov joined Brown in eclipsing double digits.

Following the loss, the Eagles sit at 11-13 (4-9 SBC) on the season, which slides them into 11th place in the Sun Belt standings.

The Eagles will be back in action on Saturday, when they return the favor and host Georgia State. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN+.