Trailing 40-33 at the break, Georgia Southern (6-2) took the lead for good late in the second half with a 9-2 spurt capped by a 3-pointer from Curtis Diamond that made it 70-63 with 1:45 to go. Hewitt sank a layup and went 4 of 4 from the free-throw line down the stretch to cement the win.
Trent Wiedeman contributed 10 points and five rebounds, and reached 1,000 career points early in the game on a three-point play. He entered the game with 997 career points.
Diamond and Angel Matias finished with 10 points apiece for the Eagles, who held a 38-25 rebounding advantage in the win.