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GSU Basketball: Eagles host Mountaineers
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Georgia Southern guard Ben Drayton leans back as a second-half three-point field goal attempt drops through the net against Chattanooga at Hanner Fieldhouse Thursday. Drayton and teammate Jelani Hewitt led all scorers with 20 points apiece.

     Georgia Southern will be looking to go 2-0 in Southern Conference play for the first time since the 2005-06 season when it hosts Appalachian State
7 p.m. Saturday night. The Eagles surprised Chatt-anooga, 84-76, this past Thursday to improve to 2-4 overall. Jelani Hewitt and Ben Drayton III each scored 20 points to pace the win.
    Fans who show their ticket from the FCS football playoff game with Old Dominion will get in for half price. 
    The teams:  Georgia Southern (2-4, 1-0); Appalachian State (4-2, 1-0)
    Last game:  Georgia Southern 84, Chattanooga 76; Appalachian State 78, UNC-Greensboro 64.
    The Coaches: GSU--Charlton Young, 3rd season, 16-54, 8-29 SoCon; ASU—Jeff Capel, 2nd season, 20-17, 11-8.
    The Series: App State leads 22-16 and has won last three meetings.           Players to Watch: GSU—6-7 Eric Ferguson, G, 16.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg; 6-2 Jelani Hewitt, G, 13.0 ppg; 5-10 Ben Drayton, G, 12.2 ppg; 6-2 Willie Powers III, G, 10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 5 apg. ASU—6-6 Jamal Trice, F, 15.0 ppg; 6-5 Omar Carter, G, 13.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg; 6-7 Andre Williamson, F, 8.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg.