MONDAY, JANUARY 08, 2001
Dolphins Fall To Georgia State, 93-82, in Wild TAAC Game
Jan. 8, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia State forward Thomas Terrell scored a career-high 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Georgia State to a wild 93-82 win in Trans America Athletic Conference play Monday night at Swisher Gymnasium. The game lasted 4:32 because of a 2-hour and 37-minute delay following a shattered backboard by Georgia State forward Lydell Gunsby. JU falls to 10-4 overall, 3-2 in the TAAC, while Georgia State improves to 12-2 overall, 3-1 in conference play.
Terrell connected on 15-of-21 shots for the game and tied the school record hitting nine threes in 12 attempts. His 42 points was the second-most all-time at Georgia State and his nine treys were one shy of the TAAC record of 10 set by Carl Brown of Arkansas-Little Rock against Texas-San Antonio on March 7, 1990. Brandon Williams led the Dolphins with 22 points, while Kevin Sheppard added 15 and Kris Hunter had 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.
With 6:38 remaining in the first half and Georgia State leading 27-18, Gunsby attempted a put-back dunk off a Terrell miss and shattered the backboard after hanging on the rim. Following the delay to replace the glass and rim, the game resumed at 10:34 p.m. and quickly turned intense. JU battled back to tie the game at 33 with 2:08 to play in the half, but Terrell scored six straight points to take a 39-33 lead. Georgia State's Bam Campbell was ejected following a flagrant and technical foul with 47 seconds to play in the half and JU cut the deficit to 41-38 at the break.
The Panthers held a 62-53 lead with 11:51 to play, but Sheppard scored five quick points to spur a 9-0 JU run and tie the game at 62 at the 10:07 mark. Georgia State answered with a 24-3 run to take a 86-65 lead with 4:14 remaining in the game and held on for the 11-point win.
JU shot a season-high 54 percent from the floor and out-rebounded the bigger Panthers 37-34, but Georgia State scored 26 second-chance points off of 16 offensive rebounds.
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