Scores

Final OT

Furman 81

(6-12, 0-5 Southern)

Ga. Southern 88

(9-9, 2-1 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2014

    W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia

    1 2 OT T
    FUR 34 37 1081
    GASO 31 40 1788

    Top Performers

    Furman: S. Croone 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl

    Georgia Southern: T. Bussey 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Georgia Southern sneaks past Furman in OT 88-81

    Associated Press

    STATESBORO, Ga. -- Tre Bussey scored 24 points, and Angel Matias had five of his 21 points in overtime, to lead Georgia Southern over Furman 88-81 on Thursday.

    Georgia Southern (9-9, 2-1 Southern Conference) shot 50 percent overall, including 11 of 21 from beyond the arc. Jelani Hewitt added 21 points as well, and Matias pulled down 10 rebounds.

    Furman (6-12, 0-5) was led by Stephen Croome with 26 points.

    Furman led the entire first half and was up by as much as 10 before the intermission, but Georgia Southern trimmed the lead to 3 at the half as Bussey drilled a 3-pointer with 8 seconds remaining.

    The Eagles trailed by four late in the second half, but Matias hit one of two from the line, then Hewitt drained a trey with 21 seconds left to force overtime.

    Georgia Southern scored first in overtime and never relinquished the lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FUR
    GASO
    Points 81 88
    FG Made-Attempted 31-56 (.554) 30-60 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 11-21 (.524)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 17-28 (.607)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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