Panthers Lance Cal Baptist 69-60

The Georgia State Panthers (3-3) ride a huge second half to defeat the California Baptist Lancers (3-3) 69-60 in the 2K Empire Classic Championship. Down 8 points at halftime, the Panthers defense forced multiple turnovers, and held the Lancers without a field goal for the final 7 minutes and 32 seconds of regulation to come away with the victory. After shooting nearly 50% from downtown in the first half, the Lancers were held to just 12.5% after halftime. 

Kane Williams and Justin Roberts led the way for the Panthers with 14 points, and both earned positions on the Empire Classic All-Tournament Subregional Team. Damon Wilson scored 8 points and brought down 8 rebounds which was the most on the team. De’jon Davis scored 20 points for the Lancers in the loss. Milan Acquaah added 9 points and 6 assists.

The Panthers return home to Atlanta as winners of their subregional in the tournament, going 2-for-2 – defeating California Baptist tonight and Prairie View A&M on Friday.

The Panthers are back in action against Charlotte on Wednesday, November 27th at the GSU Sports Arena. Tip off is at 2pm EST. 

David Salmon

Contributing Content Manager at THERSday Night

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