Georgia State win streak ends at Troy

Georgia State coach Rob Lanier (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Georgia State’s three-game win streak came to an end Saturday against Troy, the Panthers losing 75-65 in Troy, Ala.

Poor shooting plagued the Panthers (13-7, 6-3 Sun Belt Conference). They shot 35.4 percent for the game (23-of-65) after shooting 34.3 percent in the first half, though the Panthers entered the intermission with the score tied at 33-33.

Georgia State led 55-50 with 7:42 to play in the second half when Troy (8-12, 4-5) took over. The Trojans took the lead two minutes later, at 57-56, and never again trailed.

Justin Roberts led the Panthers in scoring with 15 points, and Corey Allen added 14. However, the Panthers’ starters combined to shoot 33.3 percent overall (19-of-57) and 30.8 percent on 3-point shots (8-of-26).

Damon Wilson scored 12 points and recorded seven rebounds before he was ejected for picking up his second technical with 1:41 to play.

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