WHEN: 7:05 p.m. Saturday. WHERE: McAlister Field House.
RECORDS: Georgia Southern 13-17, 6-9 SoCon; The Citadel 5-25, 1-14.
NOTES: The Citadel is coming off an 81-71 win over Samford, the Bulldogs' first win since before Christmas to snap a school-record 17-game losing streak ... G Ashton Moore scored 24 points in that game and is averaging 24.3 points over the last four games ... The Citadel will be the 11th seed in next week's SoCon Tournament in Asheville and will face the No. 6 seed at 4 p.m. Friday ... That team will likely be UNC Greensboro or Georgia Southern ... Georgia Southern is coached by ex-College of Charleston assistant Mark Byington, in his first season in Statesboro ... Ex-Cougar player Trent Wiedeman is sitting out this season after transferring to GSU ... The Eagles have won two of their last three after snapping a four-game skid ... GSU has one of the top-scoring backcourts in the SoCon in Jelani Hewitt (20.4 ppg) and Tre Bussey (15.9 ppg) ... The Eagles hammered The Citadel, 83-52, on Jan. 30 ... GSU has tried 300 3-pointers in league play, second-most behind Elon (310), and has hit 34.3 percent, good for seventh in the SoCon ... One of Byington's assistants is ex-Winthrop head coach Randy Peele; another is former CofC assistant Andrew Wilson ... This is the last regular-season meeting between GSU and The Citadel as SoCon foes; the Eagles head to the Sun Belt next season ... kenpom.com predicts a 72-67 win for No. 288 Georgia Southern over No. 349 The Citadel.
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