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Recap - Georgia Southern Defeats Furman 82-73

Georgia Southern grabbed an 82-73 win over Furman on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Jelani Hewitt at Timmons Arena.

Georgia Southern won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as favorites.

Georgia Southern got 17 points from Tre Bussey and another 14 points from Brian Holmes. Brian Holmes contributed 4 assists, while Marvin Baynham cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Furman got 26 points from Stephen Croone in a losing cause and another 13 points from William Gates Jr.. Stephen Croone contributed 7 assists for them, while Charlie Reddick had 8 rebounds.

Georgia Southern hit the break leading 47-34 before taking care of business in the second half.

Georgia Southern won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 31-23.