Eagles put it all on the line against Louisiana in the first round of the conference tournament

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  • The Eagles play Louisiana Tuesday night in New Orleans.

Ryan Pye

After falling to Troy in their final match up of the regular season, the Georgia Southern Women’s Basketball team will shift their focus to the 2018 Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament.

Their 2-16 conference record landed the Eagles in the 11th seed, so they will face off against the Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana, the 6th seed, on Tuesday, March 6.

The two squads have already battled it out once this year on the hardwood, where the Cajuns came in to Statesboro and took down the Eagles by a final score of 58-48.

Georgia Southern will need to push back the seemingly disappointing 2017-2018 season, where they posted a subpar 5-24 record, to the back of their minds and focus on their matchup with Louisiana in hopes to advance in the tournament.

The Eagles’ leading scorer, sophomore guard Alexis Brown, is hoping to carry her momentum from the regular season finale, where she put up 16 points, to the first game of the tourney. The team will need her and others to perform at their highest level to have success in the postseason.

The winner of Tuesday night’s contest will move to the quarterfinals of the tournament, and advance to playing 3rd seeded UT Arlington on Thurs., March 8.

Tip-off for their game in the first round of the Women’s Sun Belt Championship Tournament is set for Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. CT from Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ryan Pye, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu