Georgia Southern led by 13 points early in the second half but UTA tied it at 56 with less than 10 minutes remaining. Radshad Davis gave UTA its first lead of the second half with 8:21 to go and Georgia Southern pulled to 67-65 at 3:35 but didn't make another field goal the rest of the game.
Davis had 11 points and seven rebounds for UTA (9-11, 5-2 Sun Belt), which is tied for second place in the conference with Georgia State -- both trailing Texas State by a game. UTA had a 14-4 advantage in second-chance points.
Tookie Brown scored 11 points for Georgia Southern (12-8, 4-3) and four of his teammates finished with 10, including Montae Glenn, Isaiah Crawley, Quan Jackson and David-Lee Jones Jr. The Eagles shot 45 percent from the field, but were just 5 of 21 from 3-point range.
No. 25 Colorado flying high, to face San Diego next
From China to the top 25.
No. 20 Washington, Tennessee go north for matchup
The No. 20 Washington Huskies hope to make a trend out of having success in unfamiliar locations when they travel to Toronto on Saturday to face Tennessee in the Naismith Hall of Fame Classic.
Oakland thinking upset ahead of visit to No. 7 Maryland
A matinee matchup in College Park, Md., on Saturday will feature the high-scoring Maryland Terrapins, ranked seventh in the nation, against the defense-minded Oakland Golden Grizzlies in a noon tip-off.