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Georgia State Basketball: Ticket sales show significant improvement

The Georgia State basketball program saw almost a 60 percent increase in season ticket sales compared to last season.

Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

As the Georgia State Panthers basketball team begins their final year in the Colonial Athletic Association, the program received some good news in regards to season tickets.

The Panthers announced a 59 percent increase in season tickets according to Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, going from 238 season tickets last year to 378 this year.

The Panthers had one of their best seasons in recent history last year, as new coach Ron Hunter led GSU to a 22-12 record and advanced to the second round of the CIT. The 22 wins was the second highest in school history, trailing only the 2000-01 Georgia State team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The increase of season tickets comes even as the Panthers raised prices on season tickets for new season ticket holders. Even with the increase, the school reported 118 new season ticket sales, which is over a 400 percent increase from last season according to Roberson.

The Panthers will move from the CAA to the Sun Belt at the end of the 2012-13 season.

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