GSU finishes up homestand against South Alabama

Donald Coe

The Eagles will go into the touted Monday night game against the South Alabama Jaguars with a nice start to the conference schedule. This will be the third game of a nice three-game homestand to start Sun Belt play for Georgia Southern University.

A huge momentum boost, with a win against rival Georgia State on New Year’s Eve and a victory against Troy, has propelled this team into some tough upcoming conference games. Getting off on the right foot was key for the Eagles if they wanted to make a run to contend for the Sun Belt title.

With these two wins, the Eagles are the only undefeated team remaining in the conference and sit atop the conference standings. The Sun Belt has produced teams the past two years that have gone into the NCAA tournament and won a game, which is hard for any mid-major school to accomplish.

GS continues to be led by a prolific scoring offense under the leadership of Tookie Brown and Ike Smith as they continue to light up the score board. Brown has been able to continue his scoring outburst, adding a 24 point performance against Troy on Saturday.

The success the Eagles have had so far this season has been brought out by great team play and by Coach Mark Byington knowing exactly what to do with the pieces he has. Strong shooting and solid defense has put the Eagles atop the Sun Belt, and they look use that recipe to continue to have their way against their opponent on Monday.