Men’s Basketball Set For Two Games at Las Vegas Classic
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball returns to Las Vegas for the first time in a decade this weekend. The Eagles face Mississippi Valley State on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. (ET) at the Orleans Arena. GSU will face either Cal State Bakersfield or North Florida on Sunday at a time to be determined.
Georgia Southern is 1-1 in the 2012 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic and is the only team in its bracket with a win in the regional rounds of the tournament. The Eagles are 4-6 on the year including a 78-73 win over Virginia Tech a week ago.
Saturday’s game can be heard live across the Georgia Southern Radio Network and online at GSEagles.com. Chris Blair and A.J. Henderson will call the game from the Verizon Wireless Broadcast Table with airtime set for 2:30 p.m. (ET).
Eric Ferguson leads the team with 14.1 points per game and has 976 career points. The junior is set to become the 39th member of the 1,000 point club at Georgia Southern.
C.J. Reed is averaging 16.0 points per game over the last two contests and has scored at an 11.0 points per game clip this year overall. He has been deadly accurate from downtown with a SoCon-best .511 shooting percentage from downtown.
Senior Cameron Baskerville has been the Eagles’ leader from the chairity stripe with a .933 mark. Against Virginia Tech, his clutch free throws sealed Georgia Southern’s victory over the Hokies. Baskerville went 6-for-6 in the final three minutes from the line.
Georgia Southern is 0-2 all-time against the Delta Devils of Mississippi Valley State. The last contest came on November 27th, 2010 when the Devils downed the Eagles 75-64 in South Padre Island, Texas. The Eagles have never faced North Florida or Cal State Bakersfield.
The Eagles will get a break for the holidays before returning to action on December 29th against Georgia State. The game at Hanner Fieldhouse starts at 3 p.m.
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Friday, 21 December 2012 13:55