Georgia Southern at East Tennessee State, 7:00 PM Eastern, espn3
Johnson City, Tennessee is the site of tonight’s Under the Radar Game of the Day as the East Tennessee State Buccaneers host the Georgia Southern Eagles. With ETSU’s conference mates, most notably Wofford, suddenly making some late non-conference noise, the Bucs are looking to pass their last significant non-conference test tonight with a home win over one of the Sun Belt Conference’s top teams. ETSU enters tonight’s game at 7-4, having just won at Detroit on Tuesday night. Desonta Bradford led the way in that win with 21 points, following an impressive double-double in their hard-fought loss at Xavier.
Georgia Southern is currently 9-3 on the season including wins at Wake Forest and on a neutral court over Missouri State. The Eagles are also coming off a win Tuesday night, at Kennesaw State, by 9 points. Tookie Brown had an impressive 29 points in that win, and his matchup tonight with ETSU’s Bradford will certainly be worth keeping an eye on. Tonight’s game is Georgia Southern’s final non-conference game before Sun Belt play starts next week, and being able to pick up the road win will have them primed to make some serious noise in the Sun Belt this season.