Columbus State University

Columbus State hits road for two games at North Georgia

The Columbus State men's basketball team has enjoyed being on the road lately. The 21st-ranked Cougars have won six straight true road games dating back to last February.

They will look to continue that streak Wednesday night at Peach Belt Conference foe North Georgia. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall at Dahlonega, Ga.

"Playing on the road is very tough, especially inside the PBC," CSU coach Robert Moore said in a news release. "The guys know we have to be on point in every aspect of the game."

CSU (11-2, 5-1) trailed Young Harris by a game in the Peach Belt's Western Division. The Cougars bounced back from a loss to Georgia Southwestern with an 83-82 victory over Georgia College on Saturday.

Brent Jackson led the Cougars with 27 points, 19 in the second half, thanks in large part to five 3-pointers.

North Georgia (4-11, 2-4) has lost three straight by a combined five points. The Nighthawks are second to CSU in the PBC in scoring at 82.5 points per game. But

the Nighthawks are last in scoring defense at 85.4

CSU leads the series 19-11 including a sweep of the two games last season.

The women's teams will start the doubleheader with a game at 5:30 p.m.

The 13th-ranked Lady Cougars are one of two undefeated teams remaining in the PBC.

They are tied with Clayton State.

CSU (12-1, 6-0) beat Georgia College on Saturday, the Lady Cougars' 19th straight regular-season PBC win.

North Georgia (11-4, 3-3) have lost two straight and three of four.