Scores

Final

East Tenn St 91

(9-18, 4-12 Southern)

Ga. Southern 97

(17-12, 10-6 Southern)

    4:00 PM ET, February 26, 2005

    W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia

    1 2 T
    ETSU 41 5091
    GASO 52 4597

    Top Performers

    East Tennessee State: T. Smith 41 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Georgia Southern: E. Nesbitt 31 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 6 Stl

    Georgia Southern 97, East Tenn. St. 91

    STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Elton Nesbitt scored 31 points and Donte Gennie added a career-high 21 to help Georgia Southern snap a three-game losing streak with a 97-91 victory over East Tennessee State on Saturday.

    The victory clinched at least a tie for second place in the Southern Conference's South Division heading into the league tournament.

    The game turned into an offensive shootout between Nesbitt, the second-leading scorer in the Southern Conference, and ETSU's Tim Smith, the conference's leading scorer who finished with 41 points, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range.

    The Eagles (17-12, 10-6 Southern Conference) extended their homecourt winning streak to 11 games.

    ETSU (9-18, 4-12) also got a strong performance from Dillion Sneed, who had 10 points and 22 rebounds, giving the Buccaneers a 52-42 edge on the boards.

    Terry Williams added 14 points for the Eagles, while James Anthony had 16 and Ben Rhoda 11 for ETSU.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ETSU
    GASO
    Points 91 97
    FG Made-Attempted 35-79 (.443) 38-77 (.494)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 12-23 (.522)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-21 (.667) 9-17 (.529)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 19

    2004-05 Season

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