UNC Greensboro beats Georgia Southern 84-76

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STATESBORO, Ga. (AP)—Mikko Koivisto scored a career-high 26 points off the bench to lead North Carolina-Greensboro past Georgia Southern 84-76 Saturday night, snapping the Spartans’ six-game losing streak.

Koivisto was 7-for-10 from the field, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range to avenge a 72-63 loss to the Eagles on Jan. 15.

Ben Stywall added 23 points for UNC Greensboro (4-18, 3-10 Southern Conference), which shot a season-best 59.6 percent from the field (31 of 52). Damian Eargle had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Georgia Southern (7-15, 5-9) lost its fifth straight game despite 21 points apiece from Tyler Troupe, Ben Drayton III and Antonio Hanson.

The Spartans took a 20-7 lead, but the Eagles closed to 42-36 at halftime and trailed 44-42 with 18:37 left.

UNC Greensboro used an 18-3 run to lead by 17. Georgia Southern pulled within 81-76 with 1:44 left.

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Ben Stywall Ben Stywall
11-16,  23 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
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Ben Drayton III Ben Drayton III
6-12,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 7 Assists

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