Originally created 12/16/04

Georgia Southern beats Arkansas St



STATESBORO, Ga. - Terry Williams' four 3-pointers in the second half helped Georgia Southern rally to an 85-70 victory over Arkansas State Wednesday night.

Trailing 41-36 at halftim, the Eagles (4-5) fell behind by as much as eight with 16:55 to go before beginning their comeback. Donte Gennie hit a pair of free throws, and Williams connected on his first 3 of the game to close to within 46-43.

A Jean Francois jumper got Georgia Southern to within one, but Jerry Nichols answered with three free throws to push the Indian lead back to four at 49-45.

The Eagles scored the next 10 points of the contest, holding Arkansas State (5-2) without a basket for five minutes.

The Indians pulled to within one point with 7:58 to go, but Georgia Southern put together a 16-4 run.

The Eagles' Elton Nesbitt led all scorers with 19 points, and Williams added 17. Francois finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Dewarick Spencer scored 18 points for Arkansas State, 14 in the first half. Isaac Wells added 15 and Nichols finished with 11.