Georgia Southern men close out season with losing record


DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Georgia Southern men’s basketball program finished the regular season with a losing record.

The Eagles struggled their way to an 11-15 overall record, including just a 5-11 record in conference play—the program’s lowest amount since joining the Sun Belt Conference.

Sun Belt Sixth Man of the Year Elijah McCadden and former top-50 recruit Andrei Savrasov were the only Eagles to average more than 10 points, with McCadden leading the way with 11.6 points per game.

Prince Toyambi and Savrasov also manned the paint for the Eagles, both collecting more than five rebounds per game.

The Eagles ranked outside the top-10 of the Sun Belt in every offensive statistic outside of field goal percentage, where they ranked No. 6 at 45.0% from the field.

Defensively, the Eagles were among the Sun Belt’s best. GS ranked within the top seven of the Sun Belt in nearly every defensive stat.

The Eagles are set to take on No. 7 seed Coastal Carolina in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The Chanticleers swept the season series, highlighted by a 21-point CCU victory in the last meeting.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m and the game will be televised on ESPN+.