ATLANTA — Ryan Harrow scored 19 points, and R.J. Hunter added 13 to become Georgia State’s career scoring leader in a 75-64 victory over the University of Louisiana at Lafayette men’s basketball team Saturday.
Hunter, who surpassed Rodney Hamilton’s career total of 1,515 points, also had seven rebounds and seven assists.
Kevin Ware finished with 11 points off the bench, and Markus Crider had 10 points and six boards for the Panthers (13-7, 6-3 Sun Belt), who shot 51.9 percent while holding the Cajuns to 33.9 percent.
Georgia State had a 16-4 run midway through the first half and led 32-18 at halftime.
Shawn Long led the’ Cajuns (11-9, 5-4) with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Jay Wright added 14 points for UL-Lafayette, which has lost four of five.
Turnovers and cold shooting plagued the Cajuns throughout the first half, with Harrow pumping 15 points in the opening 20 minutes for the Panthers.
After 13 turnovers in the first half, the Cajuns gave it up just two times in the second half and that ball security helped extend the game. UL-Lafayette trailed by just 10 points with 3:07 to play before trading scores with Georgia State on the next four possessions. Georgia State hit each of their final eight foul shots to withstand the late Cajuns rally.
UL-Lafayette will travel to South Alabama on Thursday.