Georgia Southern AMR
Posted: Jan. 3, 2008
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson opened with a 21-3 run and never looked back to defeat Georgia Southern 92-67 Thursday night at Belk Arena.
Davidson improves to 5-6 overall and stays undefeated in the Southern Conference at 3-0. Georgia Southern drops to 9-4 and 2-1.
“They showed more of a sense of urgency from the opening tip both from an intensity standpoint and a physical standpoint,” said GSU head coach Jeff Price. “They could see it and they just got us down and kept on going. We didn’t have an answer for it.”
Davidson started with 11 straight points before Georgia Southern finally got on the board. Stephen Curry and Max Paulhus Gosselin combined for nine of those points.
Georgia Southern was held scoreless for the first 3:25 of the contest and went without a point for a period of 5:01 early in the game. The Eagles shot just 1-for-11 (.090) from the field and had six turnovers in the opening nine minutes.
“This is our third straight game to start slow,” said Price. “We missed a lot of shots and I thought our defense was poor early. We’re starting to have a pattern where when we’re missing shots we’re not defending well. We need to understand that if we’re not going to make shots we better get stops on the defensive end.”
Georgia Southern junior Julian Allen (Waterbury, Conn.) recorded his second straight double-double with a career-high 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Up next for the Eagles is a matchup with UNC Greensboro Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. The game will be televised on SportSouth.