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Off night for GSU men
Hoping for a traveling call against Western Carolina's Tom Tankelewicz, bottom left, Georgia Southern players Curtis Diamond, right, Marvin Baynham, center, and Kyle Doyle, left, react as a foul is called on Diamond during the second half.
Georgia Southern didn’t make a 3-pointer in the first 38 minutes, 30 seconds of the game and the two that went in came too late as Western Carolina left Hanner Fieldhouse with a 68-67 win on Saturday afternoon. Despite making only 2 of 15 3s, the game was lost at the foul line, as the Eagles (8-9, 1-1 Southern Conference) made only 17 of 29 freebies. They made 7 of their last 8 and 14 of 18 in the second half, including a pair by Tre Bussey that cut the WCU lead to 66-64 with 40 seconds to go, but Trey Sumler sank a jumper with 13 seconds on the clock to give Western (10-8, 3-0) a 68-64 lead after the Eagles elected not to foul in the final 40 seconds of the game.