Georgia Southern (1-2) at Kennesaw State (1-5)
7 p.m., 103.7 FM
Georgia Southern has had its fair share of problems — injuries and the suspension of guard Jelani Hewitt top the list — but the biggest problem coach Charlton Young has seen from the Eagles has been a lack of consistency.
GSU (1-2) will look for its first road win today at Kennesaw State (1-4) at 7 p.m.
The Eagles lost to Valparaiso to open the season and fell a week later to Charlotte on the road before winning the home opener, 87-63, over NAIA Webber International.
“We played 10 minutes against Valpo, we played 28 minutes against Charlotte and we played in the second half against Webber,” Young said. “We’ve got to put 40 minutes together. We’re still growing as a team. We’ve just go to buy in. All the guys that were here are bought in. I think it takes time to grow into your program. All the things that are important to you become natural. We’re in the process of hammering it in. The journey is tough, but we need to get it in their basketball DNA.”
To get their first road win, the Eagles may have to do it without star forward/guard Eric Ferguson, who is battling tendinitis. It will be a game-time decision.
Also battling injuries are guards C.J. Reed (tendinitis) and Tre Bussey (foot), and forward Cameron Baskerville (hamstring).
“All those guys are beginning to get healthy,” Young said. “When we get healthy, we’re going to be a different team.”
Kennesaw State is led by Markeith Cummings, who is the program’s all-time leading scorer and comes into the game averaging 18 points per game.
Ferguson leads the Eagles with 14.7 points each time out.
Freshman guard Cleon Roberts averages 14 per game for the Eagles, and Bussey averages double digits at 10.7.
After returning to Statesboro for Thanksgiving, the Eagles will travel to Maryland to Terrapins on Nov. 24.
Matt Yogus may be reached at (912) 489-9408.