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Tennessee State vs. Georgia State final score: Late game heroics give Panthers a 59-57 victory

Rashaad Richardson nailed a shot from 45-feet to lift the Panthers from a 57-56 deficit.

Lance King

With a buzzer-beating, three-pointer from Rashaad Richardson, the Georgia State Panthers secured a 59-57 victory over the Tennessee State Tigers to improve to 2-2 overall.

The Tigers took a one-point lead with just two seconds remaining after Deshawn Dockery drove to the basket for a layup. However, after a timeout and a long pass to Richardson, the junior hoisted up his first and only three-point attempt of the night. The shot went in and quickly cleared the benches and some of the student section for a dog-pile.

Richardson finished the game with nine points and three rebounds, but the Panthers were led by 19 points from Devonta White. Cameron Solomon also added 10 points to the Georgia State total.

While the Tigers out-rebounded the Panthers 37 to 27, they also recorded seven personal fouls more than Georgia State. Robert Covington led Tennessee State in scoring with 13 points and five rebounds before he fouled out.

Georgia State will look for a third consecutive win on Wednesday when it hosts South Alabama at 3 p.m. ET.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.