Georgia State gets past South Alabama 75-73 - CBS46 News

Georgia State gets past South Alabama 75-73

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Manny Atkins scored 26 points and R.J. Hunter 25 -- both career highs -- as Georgia State defeated South Alabama 75-73 Wednesday for its third victory in three days.

The Panthers (3-2) led 74-67 with 1:30 remaining after a 3-pointer and a jumper by Atkins, but two 3-pointers by Xavier Roberson brought the Jaguars (2-3) within a point, 74-73, with 35 seconds left.

After Hunter made 1 of 2 free throws, Mychal Ammons missed a jumper for South Alabama with 2 seconds left.

Atkins scored 19 points in the first half, when Georgia State took a 43-35 lead. Hunter, a freshman, scored 14 in the final 13 minutes.

The Panthers made 11 of 18 3-pointers, including 5 of 6 by Atkins.

Augustine Rubit led South Alabama with 31 points, tying a career high, and 11 rebounds.

The Jaguars went 0-3 at the Coaches vs. Cancer subregional hosted by the Panthers.

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