Louisiana-Lafayette beats Georgia Southern 68-58
Georgia Southern (20-7, 13-5 Sun Belt Conference) is now tied with Georgia State and Louisiana-Monroe for first place in the conference. Louisiana-Lafayette (17-12, 11-7) is in fourth place, two games back of the leaders.
Louisiana-Lafayette led 59-49 with 7:59 to play before Georgia Southern used a 9-2 surge to pull within 61-58 with 2:47 left, but the Eagles then went on to miss their last eight shots.
Jelani Hewitt scored 17 to lead Georgia Southern, which shot just 22 of 63 (35 percent), including 7 of 25 from long range (28 percent).