Georgia Southern defeats The Citadel 65-53

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STATESBORO, Ga. (AP)—Ben Drayton scored 15 points and Georgia Southern snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 65-53 win over The Citadel on Saturday night.

It was the fewest points allowed by Georgia Southern since the Eagles beat Furman 69-53 on Jan. 28, 2009.

Rory Spencer and Zuri James each added 13 points for the Eagles (5-24, 1-15 Southern Conference), who also ended a 17-game conference losing streak dating back to last season.

The Eagles shot 51.9 percent (28 of 54) and outscored the Bulldogs in the paint 32-22. The Citadel made only 7 of 28 field goal attempts in the second half and shot 38 percent (19 of 50) for the game.

Mike Groselle had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Cameron Wells also scored 17 for the Bulldogs (9-20, 5-11), who have lost seven straight games.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Citadel
Mike Groselle Mike Groselle
7-10,  17 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Georgia Southern
Ben Drayton III Ben Drayton III
6-13,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 6 Assists

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