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This Week In GS Athletics: Nov. 12-18

Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Football, Swimming & Diving in action

The Week: Nov. 12-18, 2018
Who's In Action:
Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Swimming & Diving
 
Monday, Nov. 12
Sport:
 Women's Basketball
Opponent: Mercer
Location: Statesboro, Ga. || Hanner Fieldhouse
Time: 6:30 PM

IMPORTANT LINKS
Video (True Blue Live)
Radio
Tickets
Live Stats 
Twitter

Quickly: Georgia Southern hosts in-state rival Mercer on Monday evening at Hanner. Both teams are looking for their first wins of the season after playing at ACC opponents this past weekend; Mercer lost at Wake Forest, 69-54, while Georgia Southern lost at Virginia Tech, 78-49. This will be the 77th meeting between the two schools, with Mercer holding a 36-30 overall series lead. The Bears won last season's meeting in Macon, 72-45, and Mercer has won the last four matchups in the series. Alexis Brown (17.5 ppg) leads the Eagles offensively, while Preseason SoCon Player of the Year KeKe Calloway (20 points in opener) leads the Bears.



Tuesday, Nov. 13

Sport:
Men's Basketball
Opponent: George Mason
Location: Statesboro, Ga. || Hanner Fieldhouse
Time: 7:00 PM

IMPORTANT LINKS
Video (ESPN+)
Radio

Tickets
Live Stats
GS Twitter

Quickly: Georgia Southern plays host to George Mason Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse. The game will air on ESPN+. It will be George Mason's first trip to Hanner Fieldhouse, and Georgia Southern has won both meetings in the all-time series, including a 74-51 decision on the road last December. Georgia Southern is 23-6 in Hanner Fieldhouse in its last 29 contests there, 51-18 in five-plus years under Mark Byington. George Mason is the only team in the nation to return 100 percent of its scoring offense and every player from a season ago, and the Green and Gold were picked fourth in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll. Mason ranked sixth in the country with 4,306 career points returning to the 2018-19 team, while GS is 12th with 3,936 points back among its five returners. CBSSports.com Matt Norlander annually ranks all the teams in college basketball and has the Patriots at 115 and the Eagles at 145. The Patriots are coming off a 78-75 overtime loss to American at home Friday night, while the Eagles opened the campaign with a 139-51 win over Carver College Nov. 7.


Thursday, Nov. 15

Sport:
Women's Basketball
Opponent: Savannah State
Location: Savannah, Ga. || Tiger Arena
Time: 7:00 PM

IMPORTANT LINKS
Video (SSU All Access)
Radio

Live Stats
Twitter

Quickly: Georgia Southern heads east on I-16 to take on Savannah State, Thursday evening at Tiger Arena. The Eagles will be looking to avenge a 71-67 loss to the Lady Tigers last season in Statesboro. Savannah State is in its last season of competition in the MEAC, as the program will move back to NCAA Division II and the SIAC in 2019-20. Currently the Tigers are 1-0 on the season after defeating Wesleyan, 155-26, on Nov. 6.



Friday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 18

Sport:
Men's Basketball
Opponent: Florida Atlantic || Islands of the Bahamas Showcase
Location: Nassau, The Bahamas || Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium
Time: 5 p.m.

IMPORTANT LINKS
Video
Radio

Live Stats
GS Twitter

Quickly: Georgia Southern meets FAU for the first time on the hardwood. The Owls have started the season 2-0. The winner advances to the winner's bracket of the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase and plays either Towson or Pepperdine at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Eagles cap their stay in the Bahamas with a third game Sunday against an opponent and at a time to be determined.

Sport: Swimming & Diving
Event: Liberty Invitational
Location: Lynchburg, Va. || Liberty Natatorium
Time: All Day

IMPORTANT LINKS
Live Scoring
Twitter

Quickly: Georgia Southern will be one of five teams competing in the Liberty Invitational this weekend in Lynchburg, Va. Competition will begin on Friday and continue through Sunday at the Liberty Natatorium. Liberty, Campbell, Georgia Southern, James Madison and Navy are the competing teams in both swimming and diving competition. The Invitational will mark the final competition for the Eagles in the 2018 calendar year - Georgia Southern will return to the RAC on campus hosting North Florida on Jan. 12.


Saturday, Nov. 17

Sport:
Football
Opponent: Coastal Carolina
Location: Conway, S.C. || Brooks Stadium
Time: 5:00 PM

IMPORTANT LINKS
Game Notes
Video (ESPN+)
Radio

Live Stats
GS Twitter

Quickly: This will be the fourth football meeting between Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina in a series that dates back to 2006 …  The Eagles lead the series 3-1 but lost last year's game in Conway, 28-17, in the season finale … The first matchup in the series came in 2006 when the 24th-ranked Eagles took down the Chanticleers 38-21 in Paulson Stadium … In 2007, GS went to Brooks Stadium and came away with a 42-34 win behind a combined 459 yards rushing from Jayson Foster (253) and Lamar Lewis (206) … Foster went wild, scoring a school-record six rushing touchdowns in the win … The Eagles returned to South Carolina in 2010 and downed the Chanticleers 43-26 … The Eagles are 26-13 all-time playing in the state of South Carolina (0-1 this year) and 63-25 against teams from the Palmetto State (1-1 this year) … This is the final of three games against teams from the Palmetto State this season (South Carolina State, Clemson).
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