Hunter, Georgia State upset Northeastern 78-73 - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Hunter, Georgia State upset Northeastern 78-73

BOSTON (AP) - R.J. Hunter matched his career high with 27 points as Georgia State ended Northeastern's unbeaten Colonial Athletic Association run 78-73 Wednesday night.

Georgia State (11-12, 6-4) trailed 46-39 at halftime but went ahead 54-52 on Hunter's 3-pointer with 13:55 left. The bucket came amid a 24-2 run that put the Panthers up 66-54 with 7:49 remaining. Hunter scored 13 points during that span, including a trio of 3-pointers.

Northeastern (13-8, 8-1) pulled back within 70-69 with 2:22 left, but made just 1 of 3 shots in the final 2 minutes while Georgia State hit 6 of 8 free throws.

Reggie Spencer scored 17 points for the Huskies, who had their 8-game winning streak snapped. Northeastern was attempting to match its best conference start in program history - a 9-0 start in ECAC North play in 1986-87.

The Panthers shot 50.9% (28 of 55), including 11 of 26 on 3-pointers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More SportsMore>>

  • FOX 5 Sports Exclusive

    Ron Gant and Bobby Cox talk Cooperstown

    Ron Gant and Bobby Cox talk Cooperstown

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:57:42 GMT
    We're coming up on a big weekend for baseball -- and especially for a some Atlanta Braves legends. Former Braves pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame-- along with former Braves skipper Bobby Cox.
    We're coming up on a big weekend for baseball -- and especially for a some Atlanta Braves legends. Former Braves pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame-- along with former Braves skipper Bobby Cox.
  • Dream's Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

    Dream's Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:31:10 GMT
    Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer.
    Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer.
  • La Stella, Wood lead Braves' win over Phillies

    La Stella, Wood lead Braves' win over Phillies

    Tommy La Stella drove in three runs and Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer to back a strong start by Alex Wood and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Sunday.
    Tommy La Stella drove in three runs and Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer to back Alex Wood and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices
.