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Eagles advance to Sun Belt semifinals
GS Basketball
Georgia Southern's Quan Jackson drives for a layup during a Nov. 7 Eagle victory at Hanner Fieldhouse. Jackson scored 14 as the Eagles topped UL Monroe in Friday's Sun Belt Conference quarterfinal win at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS — The host site of the Sun Belt Conference tournament has rarely been a welcoming site for Georgia Southern, but the Eagles overcame the ghosts of Lakefront Arena and an early injury to the Sun Belt Player of the Year to claim an 81-67 victory over UL Monroe and advance to the tournament semifinals.