Georgia Southern uses 16-2 run to down Pepperdine 88-78
Pepperdine led 46-45 at halftime before Kessler Edwards' jump shot capped a 6-0 run by the Waves to open the second half. Darnell Dunn's bucket with 14:14 left extended the Waves' lead to 63-54. Georgia Southern (3-0) took control with a 16-2 run and led 70-65 with a pair of free throws by Brown and led for the duration.
Ike Smith scored 16 points with six rebounds, Calvin Wishart scored 14, David-Lee Jones Jr., 12 and Montae Glenn, 10 and eight rebounds. The Eagles finished 30-of-51 shooting (58.8 percent) which helped them overcome 19 personal fouls and 19 turnovers. For its part, Pepperdine committed 23 fouls and turned it over 17 times.