Georgia St. 61, Northeastern 59
Eric Buckner tallied a double-double and knocked down a free
throw with 23 seconds left for Georgia State’s final margin in a
61-59 win over Northeastern on Wednesday night.
Buckner, who finished with team highs of 14 points and 11
rebounds, went 1 of 2 from the charity stripe for the game’s final
score. After Jihad Ali missed both his foul shots with 6 seconds
left to try to extend the Panthers’ lead, Joel Smith missed a
jumper at the buzzer for the Huskies in an attempt to tie it.
Georgia State (17-8, 9-5 Colonial Athletic Association) overcame
an eight-point second-half deficit in the win.
With 17 wins on the season, the Panthers have equaled the
fourth-highest win total in school history. Georgia State’s nine
conference victories are its most since joining the CAA in
Smith led Northeastern (11-13, 7-7) with 16 points.