Panthers Secure Home Win Against Arkansas State
Georgia State secured a crucial late-season home win against the Red Wolves of Arkansas State on Thursday night. Senior guard Jeff Thomas led the way for the Panthers with 15 points. Four other GSU players ended the night in double figures.
Arkansas State jumped out to an early 15-8 lead over the Panthers, but Georgia State was able to battle back and entered the half up 37-29. Coach Ron Hunter’s team was able to make multiple second-half adjustments on both sides of the ball and dominated the second half. Defensive adjustments in the second half by the Panthers held Arkansas State to under 40% shooting from the field. This was accompanied by a hot half of 3-point shooting by the Panthers, who knocked down eight shots from beyond the arc in the second half.
Senior Arkansas State guard Ty Cockfield had it all working on Thursday night, leading all scorers with 20 points on 7/12 shooting from the field. Cockfield is the Sun Belt’s leading scorer this year, averaging 22 points per game. The Gainesville, Georgia native is also one of only 7 players in the country this season averaging at least 22.5 points, 3.5 assists, and 3 rebounds.
Georgia State is back in action for its last home game of the regular season on Saturday, March 2nd against Little Rock. The Panthers enter the game looking to secure their 6th straight home win.