Scores

Final

McNeese State 70

(1-3, 0-3 away)

Georgia State 96

(2-1, 2-0 home)

5:30 PM ET, November 18, 2013

Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

1 2 T
MCNS 35 3570
GAST 54 4296

Top Performers

McNeese State: K. Hardy 9 Pts, 7 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

Georgia State: R. Hunter 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Georgia State tops McNeese State 96-70

Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Devonta White and R.J. Hunter each scored 18 points in Tuscaloosa on Monday night as Georgia State cruised to a 96-70 victory over McNeese State in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Georgia State (2-1) never trailed, led 54-35 at halftime and held its margin consistently above 25 points throughout most of the second half. Seven Panthers finished with at least 8 points.

The Panthers also shot well -- 56 percent from the field and 53 percent from 3-point range -- while holding McNeese State to 38 percent from the field. Rashaad Richardson scored 15 points on five 3-pointers.

Ledrick Eackles led McNeese State (1-3) with 17 points, but shot only 5 of 15.

Georgia State will play the winner between host Alabama and Stillman College in tomorrow night's regional final. The winner advances to the semifinal round in Madison Square Garden, Nov. 27.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
GAST
Points 70 96
FG Made-Attempted 26-68 (.382) 35-63 (.556)
3P Made-Attempted 11-38 (.289) 10-19 (.526)
FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 16-20 (.800)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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