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ETSU shoots past former SoCon rival Georgia Southern, 79-59
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Devontavius Payne scored 15 points and Peter Jurkin and Jalan McCloud each contributed 14 as East Tennessee State pulled away in the second half against Georgia Southern for a 79-59 victory Friday night. It was the first meeting between the former rivals and first since the 2004-05 season, the Eagles' final season in the Southern Conference before moving to the Sun Belt. ETSU (8-4), which now has won six of its last seven, shot 29-for-30 from the floor (48.3 percent) and 9 of 21 from long range, used a solid, 41-30 advantage on the boards to control the game.