Eagles survive in Lousiana

Marqus Williams

The Eagles (12-6) survived their road test in Louisiana, beating the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (6-12) 62-60 on the road. Sophomore Tookie Brown made the game-winning free throws to ice the game 62-57 and also led the Eagles in scoring with 19 points.

It was a rough shooting game for both teams as they combined for only 47 points at halftime. Both teams shot under 40 percent for the game, as this was a game of defense that went down to the wire.

The Eagles remain undefeated in conference play winning their first five games, extending their record-breaking streak to begin conference play in the Sun Belt. The Warhawks are on the opposite side of the spectrum; they’re still in search of their first conference victory of the season.

This game wasn’t the best of games the Eagles have played this season, but it was an important game. It shows they can win the ugly games that come with every season and ultimately could determine the difference between a good season and a great season.

The Eagles play their next game back at home against longtime rival Appalachian State on Saturday at 5 p.m. It will be a double-header with the women’s basketball team playing at 2 p.m.