Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 72

(9-12, 3-5 Southern)

W Carolina 66

(8-13, 5-4 Southern)

    2:00 PM ET, January 26, 2013

    Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    GASO 36 3672
    WCU 37 2966

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: E. Ferguson 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Carolina: T. Tankelewicz 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Georgia Southern 72, W. Carolina 66

    Associated Press

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Eric Ferguson scored 18 points and Georgia Southern shot 54.9 percent from the field (28 of 51) to beat Western Carolina 72-66 on Saturday afternoon.

    Cameron Baskerville had 14 points, Cleon Roberts 13, Brian Holmes 11 and C.J. Reed handed out 11 assists for the Eagles (9-12, 3-5 Southern Conference), who shot 14 of 24 from the field in the second half and made 8 of 18 from beyond the arc for the game.

    Tom Tankelewicz had 20 points, Brandon Boggs scored 14 with nine rebounds and Tawaski King had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Catamounts (8-13, 5-4). Western Carolina was 25 of 54 from the field but only 5 of 17 on 3-pointers.

    Georgia Southern never led in the first half but trailed only 37-36 at the break. The Eagles took the lead for good at 52-50 on Marvin Baynham's free throws with 8:07 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    WCU
    Points 72 66
    FG Made-Attempted 28-51 (.549) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 11-20 (.550)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 5

    2012-13 Season

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