Tookie Brown hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Georgia Southern a 72-69 victory over the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Ga.
Cameron Corcoran had driven the lane and scored to tie the game at 69-69 for UALR (4-13, 1-3 Sun Belt) with 18 seconds left. Brown worked the clock before letting loose with his game-winner.
The Eagles (12-5, 3-1) made their final three shots in the last 2:28 after going 1 for 13 over an eight-minute span, allowing the Trojans to come back from a 10-point deficit to take a three-point lead on Andre Jones’ dunk with 4:17 remaining.
Trailing by a point, Georgia Southern went on a 17-3 run — including six consecutive points from Montae Glenn — on its way to a 37-31 halftime lead.
Brown scored 15 points and Quan Jackson had 14 points for the Eagles. Jake Allsmiller chipped in 11 points and Ike Smith added 10 points. Glenn had 10 rebounds with nine points.
Oliver Black scored 15 points, Corcoran had 14, and Jones added 13 for the Trojans.
UALR shot 47.2 percent (25 of 53) from the floor and made 9 three-pointers. But the Trojans were 10 of 20 from the free-throw line, including 3 of 8 in the second half.
Georgia Southern went 10 of 25 from three-point range and shot 43.4 percent overall (23 of 53). The Eagles also outrebounded the Trojans 36-33.
GEORGIA STATE 79,
ARKANSAS STATE 75
Jeff Thomas’ three-pointer in the final seconds allowed Georgia State to take a late lead and the Panthers held on for a victory over Arkansas State University to even its Sun Belt Conference record on Saturday afternoon.
The teams swapped the lead throughout the game until Thomas hit the three-pointer with 32 seconds remaining to go ahead 75-72. Devin Mitchell made two free throws to extend the lead to 77-72.
Arkansas State’s Ty Cockfield made a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to cut the lead to 77-75. Isaiah Williams responded with two free throws to secure the second consecutive conference victory for Georgia State (11-6, 2-2). D’Marcus Simonds led the Panthers with 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the floor and made 4 three-pointers. He also grabbed nine rebounds. Williams added 12 points, and Mitchell chipped in 11. Thomas scored 10 points.
Deven Simms had 24 points and Cockfield added 14 for ASU (6-11, 1-3), which has dropped three consecutive games.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 100,
LAMAR 91, 2OT
Deandre Jones converted a three-point play, hit a three-pointer and assisted on another in a second overtime period as the University of Central Arkansas rallied to beat Lamar at the Montagne Center in Beaumont, Texas. Jones finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
Colton Weisbrod hit two free throws to give Lamar (10-7, 2-2 Southland Conference) an 80-79 lead with 19 seconds left.
UCA’s Hayden Koval came down with an offensive rebound, drew a foul and hit the first of two free throws to tie the game at 80-80 to force the first overtime. Weisbrod’s jumper with 1:11 left in the first overtime tied the game at 86-86 and, since neither team could score in the final minute, forced a second OT. Thatch Unruh took a feed from Jones and drilled a three-pointer six seconds into the second overtime, and the Bears (8-9, 2-2) never trailed again. Jones’ three-point play made it 92-88 with 4:01 left. His three-pointer with 1:33 remaining made it 98-91.
Jordan Howard led the Bears with 27 points, leading five players who scored at least 10 points.
Weisbrod scored a career-high 38 points, hitting 11 of 17 from the floor and 16 of 22 from the free-throw line while pulling down 11 rebounds for Lamar.
UAPB 69, ALABAMA A&M 62
Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Alabama A&M in Huntsville, Ala., for its second victory in a row after opening the season with 14 losses.
The Golden Lions led 38-35 at halftime. Martaveous McKnight scored 29 points to lead UAPB. Travon Harper had 19 points.
The Golden Lions (2-14, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference), won at Mississippi Valley State 80-71 in their conference opener on Monday. They have played just one home game and will be at Alabama State on Monday before returning home to take on Southern.
The Bulldogs (1-15, 1-3), who playing only their third home game, won at Grambling 71-64 on Monday for their lone victory.
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