STATESBORO, GA. – Georgia Southern Men's Basketball dropped a 53-47 decision to Wofford on Thursday night inside Hanner Fieldhouse in the Eagles' penultimate home game of the 2012-13 season. Georgia Southern is back in action on Saturday night at 7 p.m. for Senior Night as seniors Cameron Baskerville and C.J. Reed will be honored in a pregame ceremony.
"Tonight's game boiled down to two things, we gave up 11 offensive rebounds and down the stretch, Wofford made the effort plays that it took to get the win," said Head Coach Charlton "C.Y." Young. "We didn't shoot the ball well tonight, but nights that you don't shoot the ball well, you've got to get rebounds and do the toughness things it takes to win ballgames. We've had a chance to win every one of our conference games in the final two minutes, so we've got to do a better job of closing games out and making the toughness plays to win ballgames."
Georgia Southern (11-17, 5-10 SoCon) was led by a team-high 11 points from Eric Ferguson. C.J. Reed scored nine points with eight rebounds. Fellow senior Cameron Baskerville also dropped nine points with a pair of steals. Brian Holmes added seven points in 32 minutes of play.
Wofford (12-17, 6-10 SoCon) was led by 16 points from Karl Cochran while Spencer Collins scored a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Overall, Wofford out-rebounded the Eagles 40-31.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - BJ Young hit a spinning layup in the lane with 6 seconds remaining to give Arkansas a 62-60 win over Georgia on Thursday night.
The win is the third straight for the Razorbacks, their longest winning streak in Southeastern Conference play in three seasons.
Arkansas (17-9, 8-5) led by as many as 11 points in the second half before the Bulldogs (12-14, 6-7) rallied to take a 56-53 lead with 2:33 remaining. Young, however, hit his second game-winning shot in as many games to improve the Razorbacks to 16-1 at home.
Anthlon Bell led Arkansas with 17 points, while Marshawn Powell added 11.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored all 15 of his points in the second half to lead Georgia, which has now lost three straight after a five-game winning streak.
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