E. Kentucky 63, Georgia Southern 59
Jaron Jones scored 20 points to help Eastern Kentucky hold off
Georgia Southern 63-59 on Saturday night.
Eastern Kentucky built a 47-39 lead with 6:50 left to play in
the second half before Georgia Southern went on a 16-8 run to tie
the game at 55-all with 2:29 left to play.
The Colonels (6-5) led by two, 57-55, with 38 seconds left when
Jones tipped in a miss by Mike DiNunno to put the game out of reach
for Georgia Southern.
Eastern Kentucky made four free throws in the final 19 seconds
to seal the victory.
Jeff Johnson and Eric Stutz added 10 points apiece for Eastern
Eric Ferguson led Georgia Southern (4-4) with 19 points,
shooting 100 percent (9 of 9) from the field.
Both teams shot 50 percent from the field (24 of 48) but Georgia
Southern only made 50 percent (9 of 18) from the line.