Monday Night Scores From the Sun Belt
With the College Football title game being played last night, you may not have seen what happened in the Sun Belt Conference. Here's a quick recap
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 84, SOUTH ALABAMA 79 (OT)--Tookie Brown scored 26 points and Ike Smith scored 23, but it was Mike Hughes who made the big plays at the end. The junior hit a three pointer to force overtime and then scored six more points in the overtime to keep Georgia Southern (10-6, 3-0) unbeaten in league play. Ken Williams had 20 for South Alabama (8-8, 1-2). All three of the Jags' games have been decided by one point or overtime.
TROY 80, GEORGIA STATE 77--A surprise in Atlanta as Troy placed four in double figures and knocked off Georgia State 80-77. Jeremy Hollimon and Juan Davis, Jr. each had sixteen points for the Trojans (9-8, 1-2). Georgia State had a chance to tie the game, but Devin Mitchell's three point attempt to tie rimmed out. Jeremy Hollowell scored 19 for the Panthers (8-7, 1-2), who allowed Troy to shoot 55 percent from the field.
APPALACHIAN STATE 70, ARKANSAS STATE 57--It's cold in Boone this time of year and Arkansas State was cold Monday night, shooting just 35 percent from the field and only 14-25 free throws as App State (6-9, 1-3). Ronshad Shabazz hit four three point baskets and finished with 18 points. The Red Wolves (11-6, 2-2) were led by Jahmiah Simmons, who had a career high 16 points. The Mountaineers used an 8-2 run to take a 46-41 lead and never trailed again.
COASTAL CAROLINA 66, LITTLE ROCK 63--The Chanticleers opened up a sixteen point lead and held on to win in Conway last night. Little Rock (11-6, 2-2) closed to within three with 91 seconds left, but neither team scored after that. Jaylen Shaw had 16 points, while Demario Beck had 15 points and ten rebounds for Coastal (8-9, 3-1), while Deondre Burns led the Trojans with 17.
THIS SATURDAY'S GAMES: Texas State at South Alabama, UTA at Troy, Georgia State at ULM, Georgia Southern at Louisiana, Arkansas State at Little Rock, Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina.