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Eagles rally to 78-69 win in Corpus Christi
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    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Georgia Southern men’s basketball team shot 55 percent from the floor in the second half and led by as many as 18 points in the final minutes to cruise to a 78-69 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Friday night at the American Bank Center.
    GSU improves to 9-2 on the season while TAMUCC drops to 2-8. The contest was the second game of the Flint Hills Resources/Islander Invitational in Corpus Christi.
    Senior Louis Graham  scored a team-high 19 points in just 16 minutes of action. He shot 7-for-11 from the floor and hit all four of his free throw attempts.
    Freshman Willie Powers hit double-figures for the sixth straight game with 11 points, nine in the second half. Senior Matthew Fields led the rebounding efforts with a career-high-tying 10.
    A 3-pointer at the buzzer at the end of the first half by sophomore Antoine Johnson broke a 37-37 tie. The momentum continued into the second half as a 7-0 run stretched the lead to double-digits with 13:29 to play. The Islanders got no closer than eight the rest of the way.
    The Eagles face No. 25 Rhode Island (12-1) today at 6 p.m. EST in the championship game. The game can be heard on 102.9 FM.