ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Georgia Southern Men's Basketball was eliminated from the 2013 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament by Davidson on Saturday afternoon, 86-59. The Eagles end the season at 14-19 overall while Davidson advances to face Appalachian State or Furman in Sunday's first semifinal.
"The last time we played them, their inside players dismantled us and we made an effort to limit that," said Head Coach C.Y. Young. "Davidson can really shoot the ball well and it showed today. Davidson did a good job of limiting C.J. Reed and Eric Ferguson and it forced some of our other players to step up."
High School teammates Cleon Roberts and Marvin Baynham each scored 13 points to pace the Georgia Southern offense. Roberts made the Eagles' only three-pointer of the contest in the first half. Baynham's total matched a career high set earlier this season against Appalachian State.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Alex Black led Chattanooga with 13 points, and the Lady Mocs hit 11 three-pointers to earn a 78-53 decision over Georgia Southern in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon in Kimmel Arena.
The Eagles see their season end with an 8-23 record, while Chattanooga improves to 27-3 and moves on to the semifinals, where they face the winner of College of Charleston vs. Appalachian State.
Senior Meredyth Frye and sophomoreAnna Claire Knight led Georgia Southern with 15 points each, while junior MiMi DuBose scored 13.
Frye finishes her career with 1,106 points and ranked 14th on the GSU career list. Knight topped the 500-point mark for her career, and DuBose moved into third on the career 3-pointers list with 140, passing her older sister, Lee.
"Chattanooga is a good team with a lot of weapons so you know going in, you can't cover everything," said GSU coach Chris Vozab. "We elected to try to clog up the middle to defend their inside game, knowing we were going to give up some semi-contested 3s, and they were able to knock them down today."