Georgia Southern beats Stetson in 76-67 comeback win

DELAND, Fla. (AP) Jelani Hewitt scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Georgia Southern to a 76-67 win over Stetson on Thursday night.

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.

Grant Lozoya led Stetson (3-9) with 20 points, Cameron Harvey had 15 and Divine Myles 14 with eight assists.

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