Eagles look to bounce back in Texas

Ryan Kostensky

Georgia Southern’s women’s basketball team winds their season down with a pair of games this weekend with the Eagles facing the Mavericks of UT-Arlington on Thursday, Feb. 22 and Bobcats of Texas State on Saturday, Feb. 24.

University of Texas-Arlington (16-10;10-5)

The Mavericks have been on the winning side of the scoreboard five times in a row coming into Thursday’s matchup against the Eagles.

UT-Arlington relies heavily on the duo of senior guard, Crystal Allen, who averages 12.1 points per game, and senior center, Rebekah Vandijk, who averages 14.4 points per game.

Texas State (18-8;11-4)

The Bobcats come into the game at second place in the Sun Belt, just good enough to be in front of UTA, while winning their last two contests.

Texas State showcases junior guard Toshua Leavitt, who averages 18.6 points per game, as well as senior guard Taeler Deer, who averages 16.8 points per game.

Georgia Southern (5-20; 2-12)

As a season that has been disappointing for the Eagles draws to a close, wins against two of the top teams in the Sun Belt could prove to be a bright spot going into the 2018-19 season.

GS upended UTA by a score of 73-68 in the first matchup of the two teams. Losing their last two games in a row, GS has a tough road against them.

Thursday’s tip-off at UTA is set for 1:30 p.m., and Saturday’s tip-off at Texas State is set for 4 p.m.