Eagles bounce back against the Bobcats

Ryan Pye

Following Thursday nights loss against the Mavericks of UT Arlington, the Eagles looked to bounce back in Saturday night’s contest against Texas State in the final game of their road trip.

Georgia Southern just did squeak out of Strahan Coliseum with a win, narrowly defeating the struggling Bobcats by a final score of 81-77.

The Eagles looked a lot sharper offensively than they did in their previous game, shooting a much improved 55 percent from the floor, and 45 percent from three point range.

Texas State seemed like they could do absolutely nothing to contain junior guard Ike Smith, who dominated the game offensively, putting on an impressive scoring display of 25 points, which was the team high for the Eagles.

With just two games left in the 2017-2018 season, the win against the Bobcats keeps the Eagles sitting in third place in the Sun Belt standings, but they still have two conference opponents left on their schedule, who are in a position to possibly jump Georgia Southern in the rankings.

The Eagles will return home to Statesboro this week to host their final two regular season games against the South Alabama Jaguars on Thursday, March 1 and the Troy Trojans on Saturday, March 3.

The team’s crucial conference matchup against the Jaguars is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night.