Georgia Southern nips College of Charleston 64-58
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Eric Ferguson scored 19 points and Georgia Southern defeated College of Charleston 64-58 on Saturday night.
Georgia Southern led by nine points with less than 7 minutes remaining but the Cougars pulled to within 59-57 with 2:23 to play. The Eagles finished with a 5-1 run to put the game out of reach, capped by a dunk by Cameron Baskerville with 6 seconds left.
Ben Drayton and Jelani Hewitt each added 11 points for Georgia Southern (7-11, 5-3 Southern Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak. The Eagles shot 49.1 percent (26 of 53) from the floor and outrebounded College of Charleston 40-30.
The Cougars made only 35.7 percent (20 of 56) of their field goal attempts, including 7of 24 from 3-point range.
Updated January 21, 2012