Panthers Come Up Short, Fall 84-80 in Charleston
The Georgia State Panthers (1-1) could not complete their comeback effort, falling to the College of Charleston Cougars (2-0) 84-80 in their second contest of the season. After being down as many as nine points, the Panthers took the lead 77-74 on a Kane Williams layup with 2:25 to play in the second half. The Cougars would tie the game and never looked back, making their free throws and forcing three key turnovers down the stretch to stifle the Panthers offense.
Justin Roberts led the way for the Panthers with 22 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Josh Linder added 19 points off the bench and 12 rebounds, which led the team. Nelson Phillips had 5 points, including a huge 3-point shot to give the Panthers a chance down 81-80 with 0:18 seconds remaining. Kane Williams had an uncharacteristically inefficient shooting night, shooting 4-of-18 from the floor, but going 5-for-8 from the free throw line allowed him to finish with 13 points.
The Panthers head to Durham, North Carolina to take on Duke University next Friday, November 15th, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.