- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Ike Smith made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 34 seconds left, then forced a turnover to help Georgia Southern beat Texas State 66-62 on Saturday night.

Tookie Brown scored 25 points to lead the Eagles (10-12, 6-6 Sun Belt), who shot 50 percent from the floor. Mike Hughes added 18 points.

Ethan Montalvo scored 16 points for Texas State (9-11, 3-8). Emani Gant added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Kavin Gilder-Tilbury chipped in 11 points.

The Eagles never trailed until Gant made a pair of free throws to give the Bobcats a 59-58 lead with 5:25 to play.

Hughes scored the next four points, and then Gilder-Tilbury made a 3-pointer to tie it at 62-all with 55 seconds remaining. Smith hit the 3 and had a steal, and Brown added a free throw with 19 seconds left to seal it.

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