Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 62

(15-18, 6-10 Southern)

Chattanooga 55

(18-14, 12-4 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:00 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    U.S. Cellular Center (NC), Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    GASO 24 3862
    CHAT 27 2855

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: T. Bussey 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Chattanooga: Z. Mason 21 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Georgia Southern trips Chattanooga 62-55 in SoCon

    Associated Press

    ASHVILLE, N.C. -- Trey Bussey scored 17 points and seventh-seeded Georgia Southern pulled away down the stretch to upset second-seeded Chattanooga 62-55 in the Southern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday.

    Brian Holmes made seven-straight free throws in the in the final 35 seconds to seal the upset for the Eagles (15-18), who also won the only regular-season meeting by 16 on the road. Holmes finished with 10 points, all from the foul line.

    Z. Mason led the Mocs (18-14) with 21 points.

    Georgia Southern, which trailed 27-24 at the half, put together an 8-0 surge, the first six from Marvin Baynham, to lead 51-46 with 2:56 to play. After a Chattanooga free throw, Bussey knocked down jumpers on consecutive possessions for a 55-47 lead with 55 seconds left. Mason had five quick points but Holmes always responded from the foul line.

    Georgia Southern will play third-seeded Wofford (18-12) in the semifinals on Sunday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    CHAT
    Points 62 55
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 20-47 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-25 (.680) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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