Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 68

(9-10, 2-2 Southern)

Appalachian St 81

(5-13, 1-4 Southern)

    2:00 PM ET, January 18, 2014

    Holmes Convocation Center, Boone, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    GASO 26 4268
    APP 34 4781

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: B. Holmes 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Appalachian State: T. Spagnolo 12 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Appalachian St. overpowers Georgia Southern 81-68

    Associated Press

    BOONE, N.C. -- Tommy Spagnolo scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to propel Appalachian State past Georgia Southern 81-68 on Saturday.

    The Mountaineers (5-13, 1-4 Southern Conference) broke the game open with an 18-2 spurt midway through the second half that included 3-pointers by Spagnolo, Tab Hamilton and two from Chris Burgess to make it 70-52 with about four minutes to play.

    Hamilton contributed 17 points, Burgess added 15 and Michael Obacha 14 for Appalachian State, which shot 48 percent from the field, including 10 of 20 beyond the arc.

    Georgia Southern junior, Jelani Hewitt, hit 1,000 career points in the loss, reaching the milestone on his final bucket, the second of two free throws late in the second half.

    The Eagles (9-10, 2-2) nearly retook the lead with 13 minutes to go, tying the score at 44 before being shut down in the Appalachian State breakaway run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    APP
    Points 68 81
    FG Made-Attempted 18-48 (.375) 27-56 (.482)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 10-20 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-35 (.600) 17-28 (.607)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 27 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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