Graham’s 25 leads Georgia Southern over NC-Greensboro

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STATESBORO, Ga. (AP)—Louis Graham scored 25 points, including two key baskets in the closing minutes, to lead Georgia Southern to an 80-78 win over North Carolina-Greensboro on Monday night.

UNC-Greensboro (13-7 overall, 7-4 Southern Conference) led 76-74 until Matthew Fields hit a tying basket for Georgia Southern (15-8, 8-5) with 3:58 left.

Graham’s basket with 2:53 left gave the Eagles a 78-76 lead. He grabbed an offensive rebound and scored again with 1:54 to play to extend the lead to 80-76.

Kevin Oleksiak’s basket for the Spartans narrowed the margin to 80-78 with 1:18 to play. But Oleksiak missed a shot with a chance to tie the score with 12 seconds left.

Oleksiak led UNC-Greensboro with 20 points, Kyle Hines had 19 and Mikko Koivisto had 17.

Fields scored 14 points and had nine rebounds for Georgia Southern.

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 N.C. Greensboro
Kyle Hines Kyle Hines
9-12,  19 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Georgia Southern
Louis Graham Louis Graham
11-17,  25 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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