Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball falls in Sun Belt Tournament semifinals

The Georgia Southern University men’s basketball team fell in the semifinal round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Saturday night, falling to University of Texas- Arlington 67 to 58.

Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball falls in Sun Belt Tournament semifinals
"Win or lose, it doesn't make our season with this one."- Georgia Southern head coach Mark Byington

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (WTOC) - The Georgia Southern University men’s basketball team fell in the semifinal round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Saturday night, falling to (No. 2 seed) University of Texas- Arlington 67 to 58.

Georgia Southern, the three seed in the tournament, totaled just 22 points in the first half- a season low for the Eagles.

Redshirt sophomore guard Quan Jackson led the way for the eagles with 16 points. Junior guard David-Lee Jones Jr. added 12 points off the bench and senior guard Tookie Brown notched six rebounds in the game. Brown shot just 2-13 from the field and went 0-5 from behind the arc.

UT-Arlington junior guard Brian Warren had 21 points in his team’s winning effort, shooting 9-10 from the line. Junior forward Andres Ibarguen had 12 points and 7 rebounds for UTA, and freshman forward Patrick Mwamba added 10 points. Junior forward Jabari Narcis added three blocks for the Mavericks.

UT-Arlington moves on to face Georgia State (No. 1 seed) in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament finals at 2:00 p.m. eastern on Sunday.

The game was played in Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Southern finishes the season 21-12 overall, 12-6 in conference play. They were 4-1 in neutral site games, the one loss coming in an elimination game. The team will have to wait Sunday out to see if they receive a post-season tournament bid.

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