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.