Scores

Final

Furman 50

(9-21, 3-13 Southern)

Ga. Southern 65

(14-18, 6-10 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    1:30 PM ET, March 7, 2014

    U.S. Cellular Center (NC), Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    FUR 27 2350
    GASO 35 3065

    Top Performers

    Furman: C. Reddick 18 Pts, 7 Reb

    Georgia Southern: J. Hewitt 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Georgia Southern rolls past Furman 65-50

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Jelani Hewitt scored 20 points and Tre Bussey 14 as seventh-seeded Georgia Southern shot out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back, defeating No. 10 seed Furman 65-50 in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament on Friday

    The Eagles (14-18), in their first SoCon tourney since 2002, face second-seeded Chattanooga (18-13) in a quarterfinal Saturday. Georgia Southern defeated Chattanooga Feb. 20.

    Georgia Southern, which is moving to the Sun Belt next season, opened the second half on a 14-2 run, capped by a Hewitt dunk that built the lead to 49-29 with 13:35 remaining. The Eagles shot 57.1 percent in the half. Angel Matias added 10 points.

    Charlie Reddick scored 18 to lead the Paladins (9-21) and Stephen Croone added 12.

    Georgia Southern stole the ball 13 times (Hewitt with three), scoring 16 points off turnovers and 38 in the paint.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FUR
    GASO
    Points 50 65
    FG Made-Attempted 16-44 (.364) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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