Appalachian St. 65, Georgia Southern 57
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)
The Mountaineers (16-14) will play Wofford in the tournament quarterfinals on Saturday. Ben Drayton had 16 points to lead Georgia Southern (5-27).
A 3-pointer by Georgia Southern's Jelani Hewitt tied the score at 35 with 10:14 to go, but Appalachian State converted on a short jumper by Anthony Breeze and the Eagles trailed by at least three the rest of the way.
Hewitt finished with 15 and Marvin Baynham 13 for the Eagles, who lost 18 of their final 19 games.