Georgia Southern (2-0, 1-0 D1) vs. Florida Atlantic (2-0, 1-0 D1) – 5:00 PM EST (bdglobal.inplayer.com)
Today’s UTR Game of the Day takes us to the Bahamas where the Eagles of Georgia Southern will face off against the Owls of Florida Atlantic in the opening round of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase. Georgia Southern overcame a 22-point deficit in their last game against George Mason and ended up with a hard-fought 98-89 victory. Tookie Brown had 26 points for the Eagles and Quan Jackson also had a 21-point effort to go with 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks.
The bigger surprise here is Florida Atlantic coming in with a stunning win at Central Florida last weekend. Simeon Lepichev got an offensive rebound off of a missed shot and hit the game-winner with 0.8 seconds remaining to give FAU an 80-79 victory on Sunday. Anthony Adger had 19 points in the game for the Owls; Xavian Stapleton also had 14 points and 10 rebounds as well.