Eagles look to bounce back in Boone this weekend

Marqus Williams

The Georgia Southern Men’s basketball team lost a down-to-the-wire game against rival Georgia State on the road in Atlanta 69-66 in overtime. The Eagles had the lead going into the second half but the Panthers surged ahead to tie it up and go into overtime.

The Eagles had an opportunity to tie the game in OT with 14 seconds left but could not sink the potential game-tying shot 

Though the Eagles did not come up with a victory, they showed they are capable of competing against the top teams in the conference on any given night. Their next game will determine if the Eagles can stay consistent with their play and pull closer to a coveted seed in the Sun Belt tournament.

The Eagles are set to face off against conference rivals App State this Saturday in a matchup that will determine who has an upper hand in the Sun Belt as the Eagles are (6-11) overall and (2-5) in the conference. The Mountaineers are (4-13) overall and (2-4) in conference as they rank one spot ahead of the Eagles in 9th. The Eagles defeated the Mountaineers twice last season getting the series sweep for the season.

If the Eagles are going to beat the Mountaineers they’ll need to key in on senior guard, Frank Eaves, as he leads the Sun Belt in scoring with 20.3 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game. They also need to remain consistent in getting open looks and knocking down jumpers while also getting better each week in the paint.