NEW ORLEANS — Georgia Southern’s Tookie Brown has been named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week, the league announced this week.
Brown averaged 25.5 points, five assists, two rebounds and a steal in a 2-0 week for the Eagles. The 5-foot-11 freshman guard shot 60 percent from the field and 54 percent from 3-point range. He scored 20-plus points in each game, giving him eight contests with 20 or more this season. He was also named Sun Belt Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
Brown, who ranks sixth nationally among freshmen in scoring with 18.2 points a game, netted 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting and matched his career high with seven assists against Texas-Arlington and posted 25 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor and 4 of 5 from long distance against Texas State. He has led the Eagles in scoring 11 times and is 19 points shy of breaking Georgia Southern’s freshman scoring record.
Georgia Southern (10-12 overall, 6-6 Sun Belt), which has won four of its last five games and three straight, opens a two-game road swing through Alabama tonight by facing Troy (7-16, 2-10). Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. Following Saturday’s game at South Alabama (9-14, 4-8), the Eagles play four straight at home from Feb. 18-25.
Four Eagles baseball games on ESPN3
STATESBORO — Four of Georgia Southern’s 2016 home games will be featured on ESPN3.
The slate starts with the home opener on Feb. 24 against Georgia Tech at J.I. Clements Stadium.
Other games in the package include midweek contests against College of Charleston (March 1) and The Citadel (April 19). The series opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on April 8 is the only Sun Belt contest included.
Georgia Southern’s remaining 28 home games will be available on GS All-Access, the official video-streaming platform of Georgia Southern Athletics at GSEagles.com. Monthly and full-season packages are available by visiting GSEagles.com/watch.
Two games of the season-opening series will be available on SEC Network + with the Feb. 19 and 20 games at Georgia to be broadcast on the league’s partner network with ESPN at WatchESPN.com.
Richmond Hill natives Chandler Newman and Brian Eichhorn are on the Eagles’ pitching staff this season.