Brown scores 32, Georgia Southern downs Ragin’ Cajuns 103-86
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Tookie Brown poured in a season-high 32 points and Quan Jackson scored 23 as Georgia Southern pummeled Louisiana-Lafayette 103-86 Wednesday night.
Georgia Southern (14-9, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference) shot 54 percent from the floor, 35 of 65, and drained 10 of 15 shots from behind the 3-point arc.
Brown, with three, and Jackson, with four, combined for the bulk of the Eagles 3-pointers. The pair nailed consecutive treys to break an early tie, giving Georgia Southern a 13-6 lead. The lead grew as large as 17 points for a 51-38 advantage at the half.
The Eagles opened the second half on a 9-3 pace, including 3-pointers by Calvin Wishart and Brown, and were up by as many as 25.
The Eagles, who remain in a tight bunch with the top five teams in the Sun Belt, scored the most points in a conference game since 2005.
JaKeenan Gant led Louisiana-Lafayette with 23 points and Marcus Stroman added 16.
The Ragin’ Cajuns (13-10, 4-6) have lost their third in a row, giving up 104, 96 and 103 points.