Recap: Georgia State vs. Texas-Arlington
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - R.J. Hunter scored 31 points as the Georgia State Panthers beat the Texas-Arlington Mavericks, 101-91, in an overtime Sun Belt Conference clash at GSU Sports Arena.
Devonta White scored a career-high 30 points and went 16-of-17 from the free- throw line as the Panthers (15-6, 8-0 Sun Belt) won their 12th straight game. Ryan Harrow added 22 points and Manny Atkins brought down 12 rebounds.
Reger Dowell finished with 26 points for the Mavericks (9-12, 4-5), who lost their second straight game. Lonnie McClanahan and Jamel Outler each scored 20 points, with McClanahan adding four assists. Brandon Edwards netted a double- double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Shaq White-Miller tallied eight assists.
UT Arlington made 56.5 percent of its shots from the floor, including 10-of-14 from beyond the arc, in the first period as they led 43-35 at the half. Georgia State shot 42.3 percent on field goal attempts but stayed in the game by making 11-of-11 from the free-throw line.
Despite draining 63.2 percent of their field goal tries in the second half, the Mavericks were unable to hold their lead. The Panthers attempted 19 more shots than the Mavericks in the frame. The Panthers went on a 26-7 run to tie the game up at 69. After going back-and-forth, White hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Georgia State dominated the overtime period, outscoring UT Arlington 19-9, hitting 10-of-13 from the charity stripe.
The Panthers dominated play inside as they outscored the Mavericks 42-26 in the paint. Georgia State also had the edge in points off turnovers, 30-10.Game Notes