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Eagles open SoCon play with a win
Georgia Southern guard Jelani Hewitt, left, and forward Kyle Doyle, right, battle Samford's Connor Miller for the ball in the first half at Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday. Doyle, who was questionable for the game until Saturday morning because of an elbow injury, finished with a career-high 12 points. Hewitt led the Eagles with 23 points.
Samford’s Tim Williams hit a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining, but it was too late. The Georgia Southern Eagles won their Southern Conference opener 80-78 on Saturday afternoon against the Bulldogs at Hanner Fieldhouse. “They all count,” GSU coach Mark Byington said.