The Citadel at Georgia Southern preview

Brian White

Brian White

The Citadel at Georgia Southern

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro,Ga.
RECORDS: The Citadel 4-18, 0-7; GSU 2-4, 9-12.


NOTES: The Citadel has lost 10 straight, the latest a 78-60 loss to Western Carolina on Saturday to end a three-game homestand … That gives the Bulldogs three double-digit losing streaks in three seasons … The Citadel currently ranks No. 348 in the NCAA RPI, ahead of only No. 349 Presbyterian … Matt Van Scyoc is averaging 15.9 points and 5.7 rebounds, shooting 36.6 percent from 3-point range and 88 percent from the foul line … F Brian White is at 13.2 ppg and 7.1 rpg, with G Ashton Moore at 12.4 ppg shooting 40.2 percent on threes … Georgia Southern, coached by former College of Charleston assistant Mark Byington, has lost three straight, the latest by 82-52 at Davidson … The Eagles are without all-SoCon F Eric Ferguson (injury) and F Trent Wiedeman, sitting out after a transfer from C of C … G Jelani Hewitt is the top scorer in the SoCon at 20.2 ppg, with G Tre Bussey No. 5 at 17.2 ppg … The Eagles’ top big man is 6-7 senior Marvin Baynham at 5.9 ppg and 5.0 rpg … GSU’s SoCon wins are against Furman (88-81 in OT) and Samford (80-78) … The Eagles lost by two to Western Carolina, by 13 to App State and by 10 to Wofford before getting hammered by Davidson … With veteran guards, GSU does not turn the ball over too much (18.1 percent rate at kenpom.com) and shoots a lot of 3-pointers (464, second-most in SoCon) … kenpom predicts a 79-68 win for No. 306 GSU over No. 346 The Citadel.

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