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James Madison vs. Georgia State final score: Panthers score upset

The Panthers controlled the game's final 25 minutes to take a commanding win.

Lance King

The Georgia State Panthers got 19 points from R.J. Hunter, and the Panthers broke a five-game losing streak with an 68-52 win over the James Madison Dukes on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers (6-9, 1-1) earned their first CAA win of the season after dropping their conference opener to Drexel on Wednesday, 77-60.

Georgia State held a five-point lead with about five minutes to play in the first half, and R.J. Hunter's two 3-pointers helped turn the half's closing five minutes into a run from which the Dukes did not recover. David Travers hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Panthers a 38-24 halftime lead.

The Dukes (7-7, 1-1) got as close as nine in the second half, but would not draw closer. James Madison entered Saturday's game on a four-game winning streak. Rayshawn Goins led the Dukes with 19 points and 16 rebounds.

Four players finished in double figures for the Panthers: Hunter, Manny Atkins (15 points), Devonta White (11) and Vincent James (10).

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