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Georgia State vs. Rhode Island final score: Panthers' comeback falls short in 65-60 loss

Georgia State's late-game struggles popped up once again Saturday as Rhode Island handed the Panthers their third consecutive loss.

Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Georgia State extended its losing streak to three Saturday with 65-60 road loss to the Rhode Island Rams.

Freshman R.J. Hunter did his best to stop the bleeding with a game-high 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting but he was outdone by Rhode Island's Xavier Munford, who chipped in all 17 of his points in the second half.

Munford broke a 42-42 tie in the second half with 12 consecutive points for the Rams to give them a 10-point lead with about six minutes to play. The Panthers valiantly fought back to cut the deficit to 62-60 with 1:27 remaining but Devonta White saw his layup get swatted away and a golden opportunity squandered.

After failing in crunch time yet again, the Panthers have now lost their past three games by a combined margin of eight points. They'll look to get back on track next Saturday when they pay a visit to Georgia Southern.

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