MONDAY, JANUARY 08, 2001
Georgia St. Edges Jacksonville, 93-82
Jan. 8, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Thomas Terrell scored 42 points to lead Georgia State to a 93-82 win over Jacksonville Monday night in a game delayed for more than two and a half hours because of a shattered backboard.
The game was halted with 6:38 remaining in the first half when Georgia State forward Lydell Gunsby missed a dunk on a follow-up shot.
The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Gunsby pulled the basket away from the backboard, which instantly shattered the entire structure.
It took two hours and 37 minutes to remove the crumbled backboard, install a new one and let players warmup before play started again.
Jacksonville (10-4, 3-2) battled back from a nine-point deficit in the second half to tie the game at 62 with just more than 10 minutes to play.
But Georgia State (12-2, 3-1), behind Terrell's 10 points, went on an 18-1 scoring run to put the game out of reach.
Terrell connected on nine of 12 attempts from 3-point range to match the school record of nine 3's set by Anton Reese and Kevin Morris in 1998. The 42 points was the second highest in school history, bettered only by Chris Collier's 49-point effort against Butler in 1991.
Brandon Williams led Jacksonville with 22 points.
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