Georgia St. 96, Rhode Island 64

Devonta White scored 20 points and Brandon McGee added 18 off

the bench to lead Georgia State to a 96-64 win over Rhode Island

Saturday.

The Panthers (7-3) have won seven straight games – one shy of

the school record. The record mark of eight consecutive wins was

set by the Panthers’ 2001 NCAA Tournament team. Georgia State’s

start under first-year coach Ron Hunter is its best since that

2000-01 team started 11-1.

The Panthers had their best offensive performance since a 99-72

win over Delaware to open the 2005-06 season.

Georgia State took control of the game with a strong offensive

first half in which the Panthers committed just one turnover en

route to a 46-33 lead at halftime. Trailing 15-13 at the 12:37 mark

of the first half, Georgia State scored the next 14 points and

never looked back.

Jamal Wilson led the Rams (1-9) with 20 points.