The setback marked the first home loss for the Braves (10-6, 3-3 PBC) since they fell by a 64-60 result to Georgia College on Jan. 22, 2012. The triumph helped Georgia Southwestern (7-6, 3-3) snap a four-game losing skid, with the Hurricanes also breaking a two-game series losing streak as well.
K.J. Cooper and Quamain Rose each tallied 15 points to lead UNCP, while sophomore Ben Jacobs came off the bench to add 10 points of his own on 4-of-6 shooting from the field. Rose also added a trio of steals, two assists and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds as well. Jamon Hawkins and Alan Arnett each registered 18 points to lead the Hurricanes.
New England's win sets up AFC Championship showdown
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady is so good at this playoff thing he seems to be going for a championship every year.
He gets another chance to lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl after earning his record 17th postseason victory in New England's 41-28 victory over Houston Sunday. Brady even outdid his childhood hero, Joe Montana, and a fourth NFL championship would equal Montana's haul.
"I love playing, I love competing, I love being a part of this organization," said Brady, who threw for three touchdowns and 344 yards. "I think I've just been fortunate to play on some great teams over the years. I never take it for granted."
Next up is Robeson County native Vonta Leach and the Baltimore Ravens, who stunned top-seeded Denver in double overtime Saturday, and lost 23-20 at Gillette Stadium last January in the last step before the Super Bowl. But the Ravens beat the Patriots in Week 3 this season at Baltimore.
"I think the two best teams are in the final," Brady said. "Baltimore certainly deserves to be here and so do we."