Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 69

(14-7, 7-4 Southern)

W Carolina 58

(6-14, 2-8 Southern)

    7:03 PM ET, January 28, 2008

    Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    GASO 31 3869
    WCU 35 2358

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: L. Graham 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Carolina: B. Giles 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Georgia Southern 69, W. Carolina 58

    Associated Press

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Louis Graham scored 25 points and Georgia Southern scored the game's final 12 points to beat Western Carolina 69-58 on Monday.

    Matthew Fields added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (14-7, 7-4 Southern Conference), who trailed by 15 points in the first half and 58-57 with 6:43 left.

    Dwayne Foreman's jumper put Georgia Southern ahead to stay and Johntavius Rucker's 3-pointer with just over a minute left put the game away.

    Western Carolina (6-14, 2-8) missed four shots from the field, a free throw and committed five turnovers in the game-ending run.

    Brandon Giles scored 17 points, Jake Robinson scored 12 and Negus McKenna had 10 for the Catamounts, who committed 18 turnovers in their second straight loss.

    Before the game, Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter announced that freshmen Michael Porrini and Camden Miller had been dismissed from the team for violating team rules.

    Porrini was averaging 11.3 points per game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    WCU
    Points 69 58
    FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-29 (.621) 11-15 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 11

    2007-08 Season

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