Scores

Final OT

Georgia State 64

(5-8, 1-5 away)

Ga. Southern 68

(6-7, 0-2 Southern)

3:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia

1 2 OT T
GAST 29 26 964
GASO 21 34 1368

Top Performers

Georgia State: J. Vincent 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

Georgia Southern: E. Ferguson 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

Georgia Southern 68, Georgia St. 64

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Eric Ferguson scored 24 points and Georgia Southern overcame a late double-digit deficit to beat Georgia State 68-64 in overtime on Saturday.

Georgia State took a 55-45 lead on a Markus Crider free throw with 1:58 left in the game. But the Panthers were held scoreless the rest of regulation, and the Eagles went on a 10-0 run that was capped by Ferguson's game-tying 3-pointer with 21 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

In overtime, Georgia Southern took its first lead of the game at 60-57 with 2:17 remaining on C.J. Reed's 3-pointer. The Eagles (6-7) would not relinquish their advantage, claiming a 63-59 lead on a 3-pointer by Ferguson.

Cameron Baskerville's two free throws gave Georgia Southern a 67-61 lead with 19 seconds left and sealed the victory against Georgia State (5-8), which opened the game with 17 straight points.

The Panthers have lost four straight games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GAST
GASO
Points 64 68
FG Made-Attempted 24-55 (.436) 21-52 (.404)
3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 6-20 (.300)
FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 20-30 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 17 6

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