Boxscore
Georgia Southern 78, Virginia Tech 73
Saturday, December 15, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
Officials - Mike Eades, Chuck Jones, Garry Maxwell
Attendance - 6026

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Georgia Southern 35 43 78
Virginia Tech 27 46 73

Recap


Georgia Southern 78, Virginia Tech 73:
C.J. Reed scored 22 points and Cleon Roberts added 20 as the visiting Eagles stunned the Hokies for their first win against a current member of the ACC since defeating Georgia Tech in 1958.

Eric Ferguson added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (4-5), who had just one previous win over an NCAA Division I opponent this season and had won just one non-conference road game since 2006.

Erick Green scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Jarell Eddie added 21 points and eight rebounds for the Hokies (8-2), who lost at home for the first time in seven contests this season. Virginia Tech has dropped two of three since a 7-0 start. 

The Hokies shot just 29 percent (9-for-31) in the first half, including 0-for-9 from 3-point range, and trailed 35-27 at halftime. They heated up after the break and pulled within 74-71 on Eddie's 3-pointer with 54 seconds left. Cameron Baskerville hit four free throws down the stretch to finish with 12 points. 

Georgia Southern scored the game's first eight points - six of them from Baskerville - and never trailed. Virginia Tech got within 27-25 with 2:11 left in the half, but the Eagles reeled off a 15-2 run bridging halftime to take control.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Georgia Southern has beaten only two current ACC schools in its history - Georgia Tech and Florida State - but has not defeated either since it joined the league. … Virginia Tech had won all five previous meetings. … Green has scored 20 or more points in every game this season and has made 54 of his last 55 free throws. 

Georgia Southern Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
C.J. Reed 37:00 8-16 5-9 1-2 0 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 22
Cameron Baskerville 21:00 3-6 0-1 6-6 2 3 5 1 2 1 2 1 12
Tre Bussey 38:00 3-11 0-6 2-5 1 3 4 4 2 0 4 0 8
Eric Ferguson 33:00 4-8 2-2 4-6 3 7 10 2 3 0 4 0 14
Cleon Roberts 33:00 7-12 4-8 2-2 2 2 4 3 3 1 2 0 20
Chris Daniels 12:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 3 0 0
Marvin Baynham 10:00 0-0 0-0 2-4 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2
Kameron Dunnican 16:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 2 0
TOTAL 200 25-57 11-26 17-27 12 23 35 15 17 3 17 3 78
  43.9% 42.3% 63.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 17

Virginia Tech Hokies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Erick Green 38:00 12-22 0-4 4-4 1 6 7 4 3 2 4 0 28
Cadarian Raines 12:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Robert Brown 25:00 1-7 1-4 1-2 1 1 2 2 2 1 3 0 4
C.J. Barksdale 34:00 5-8 0-0 0-0 5 4 9 0 3 1 1 2 10
Jarell Eddie 34:00 6-19 3-13 6-7 4 4 8 0 4 0 2 1 21
Joey van Zegeren 19:00 0-3 0-0 2-4 4 1 5 1 4 1 1 0 2
Marshall Wood 13:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 1 3
Marquis Rankin 21:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
Will Johnston 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-68 6-27 13-17 18 19 37 7 23 5 13 4 73
  39.7% 22.2% 76.5% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 13