If you saw last week's game at Statesboro, the Cougars led at the half and kept the game close until the Eagles ran away with the game in the final minutes of the game. The Eagles are playing great basketball right now. Georgia Southern can hit the 3-ball and with guys like Diogo Salazar, they are big down below.
The Eagles main weakness is their shooting ability from the charity-stripe (60%). The Cougars missed opportunities to foul guys like Salazar (42%-shooter) instead of letting them make the easy basket. Hopefully, the Cougars have watched the tape and know what to do if the game gets dangerously close at the end.
Recon on Georgia Southern from the last game of the season: (FG, 3PT, FT, Rebs and Points)
- Diogo Salazar: #34 (5-7 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT, 6-rebounds, 11-points)
- Louis Graham: #40 (7-16 FG, 0-1 3PT, 5-8 FT, 4-rebounds, 19-points)
- Dwayne Foreman: #1 (4-8 FG, 2-2 3PT, 2-2 FT, 2-rebounds, 12-points)
- Donte Gennie (All-SoCon Team) #2 (4-14 FG, 1-5 3PT, 1-1 FT, 5-rebounds, 10-points)
- Matt Fields: #33 (5-12 FG, 0-0 3PT, 4-6 FT, 1-rebounds, 14-points)