RJ Felton scored 19 points and added eight rebounds for the Pirates (3-2).
The Eagles (0-5) were led in scoring by Mannie Harris, who finished with 17 points and two steals. Jamar Franklin added 16 points and two steals for Georgia Southern. Tyren Moore also had eight points.
Both teams play again on Tuesday when the event continues. East Carolina hosts Kennesaw State and Georgia Southern squares off against Northeastern.
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