NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tookie Brown had 13 points and eight rebounds and No. 3 seed Georgia Southern beat No. 6 seed UL Monroe 63-55 in the Sun Belt Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night.
Mike Hughes added 11 points for Georgia Southern, which advanced to face No. 2 seed Georgia State in the semifinals on Saturday. The rivals split the regular season series.
The Eagles (21-11) led almost the entire way but briefly surrendered the lead at 38-37, the Warhawks' first time in front since scoring the opening basket. The Eagles responded with a 14-2 run capped at 51-40 on Brown's layup with 5:30 left.