STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tray Boyd III scored 17 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, Isaiah Tisdale added 15 with five assists and East Tennessee State handed Georgia Southern its first loss of the season, 69-64 on Tuesday night.
Trailing 32-27 at halftime, the Eagles took a 59-58 lead on Tookie Brown’s layup with 5:17 to play, but Boyd and Patrick Good hit 3s amid an 8-3 run. Good’s 3 with 38 seconds left gave the Buccaneers a 69-64 edge and Georgia Southern missed three 3-pointers before time expired.
Jeromy Rodriguez scored nine points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Buccaneers (6-2), who shot 42 percent in winning their fifth straight. Good scored 13 points with four 3-pointers.
The lead changed hands 13 times, with neither team leading by more than seven points.