Eagles Close Out the Regular Season at Home Monday Night
STATESBORO, Ga. Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball closes out the regular season at Hanner Fieldhouse on Monday night (March 2), playing host to The Citadel. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Chris Blair and Frank Kerns will call the game on Eagle 102.9 FM and via the internet at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com. The broadcast will begin 30 minutes before tipoff.
The Eagles (8-20 overall, 5-14 SoCon) will honor two seniors in a pre-game ceremony. Anthony Marshall (Lake Worth, FL/Lake Worth) and Kenith Ward (Warner Robins/Northside) will close out their home career trying to help Georgia Southern end a 10-game Southern Conference losing streak and give head coach Jeff Price his 300th career win.
In early January the Eagles dropped an 84-75 decision at The Citadel and would lose guard Willie Powers for the year with a knee injury. Antonio Hanson (Fort Worth, TX/Independence CC) scored 17 points for the Eagles.
True-freshman Ben Drayton III (St. Marys/Camden County) is continuing to make his case as SoCon Freshman of the Year’, averaging 14.1 points in league play (11.7 overall). His 51.9 percent shooting from 3-point range (41-of-79) not only leads the SoCon but would set a Georgia Southern single-season and freshman class record.
Hanson holds a slight edge in the scoring lead over Drayton at 11.9 points. He is tied for fifth among the SoCon leaders averaging 2.8 3s’ per game.
Tyler Troupe (Gallatin, TN/Iowa Western CC) ranks among the scoring and rebounding leaders at 9.6 and 6.4 per game, respectively.
The Citadel (19-11, 14-5) dropped a 62-55 decision to Wofford on Saturday, snapping its 11-game winning streak. The teams were tied at 25-all at halftime. Demetrius Nelson registered 14 points and eight rebounds and Cameron Wells added 13 points. Wofford held a 30-24 edge on the glass and the Bulldogs made only 3-of-15 from 3-point range.
Nelson leads the scoring attack at 15.9 points per game and shoots an impressive 59 percent from the field. Wells is close behind at 15.3 points, in addition to his 5.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists. As a team The Citadel is shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 71.4 percent at the free throw line.
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Sunday, 01 March 2009 00:28