R.J. HUNTER NEWS

Louisiana-Lafayette Wins Sun Belt Tournament

Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Georgia State by a final score of 82-81 to win the 2014 Sun Belt Tournament. Bryant Mbamalu was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Reger Dowell, Edward Townsel, Xavian Rimmer, R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

R.J. Hunter named Sun Belt Player of the Year

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter was named the Sun Belt’s Player of the Year in men’s basketball on Tuesday, leading a parade of Panthers who received honors. Coaches and one media member covering each school voted. Ron Hunter was named the conference’s coach of the year after leading the team to a 17-1 record and top seed in the Sun Belt tournament, which begins on Thursday...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

R.J. Hunter Headlines Sun Belt Awards

R.J. Hunter of Georgia State has been named the 2014 Sun Belt Player of the Year. Hunter was joined on the All-Sun Belt First Team by Ryan Harrow, Reger Dowell, Shawn Long and Elfrid Payton. On the All-Sun Belt Second Team are Manny Atkins, Will Neighbour, T.J. Price, Augustine Rubit and Kirk Van Slyke. Payton was also named Defensive Player of the Year, while Chris Harrison-Docks...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State takes Sun Belt, poses Cinderella threat

ATLANTA -- Shirts flashing RUN SBC were everywhere, dotting the corridors and the rafters of the 3,500-seat arena the Georgia State Panthers call home, bringing singularity to a coronation years in the making. The school stole some inspiration from hip-hop icons for the T-shirts -- complete with sunglasses reflecting a team huddle and the Atlanta city skyline; a nod to the team&...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cinderella Series: Georgia State

March Madness is in full swing. Conference play will be wrapping up this weekend for most teams, while some of the mid major conference tournaments have already commenced. This may not matter to some teams, as there are a handful of teams that have all but punched their NCAA tournament ticket; but for just about every mid major program, it is a 1 game playoff every single game. In...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy College Basketball Game of the Week: Georgia State at Troy

Twitter is a great thing for sportswriters. There is no better way to get information out quickly. For fantasy sports, Twitter has been very effective. However, if a person doesn't want a piece of information - say, a score of a basketball game - then Twitter should be ignored. I did my best yesterday to keep myself unawares of the Georgia State-Troy score, but my best efforts...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State puts big finish on UALR, 68-57

Devonta White scored 22 points as Georgia State stayed perfect through 10 Sun Belt games, knocking off Arkansas-Little Rock 68-57 Thursday night. The Panthers closed out the first half with an 8-2 run to post a 29-21 halftime advantage, but UALR battled back to tie at 31 four minutes into the second half. White converted 3 of 4 from the line and added a layup to give Georgia State...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State overwhelms South Alabama 85-65

R.J. Hunter scored 24 points as Georgia State won its 13th straight game, defeating South Alabama 85-65 Monday night. Manny Atkins and Ryan Harrow had 20 apiece and Curtis Washington added 10 for Georgia State (16-6, 9-0 Sun Belt Conference). Harrow also had seven assists and four steals. Georgia State, which shot a season-high 63 percent from the field, made 10 of 17 from beyond...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rundown: February 3

Before we get to the Rundown of tonight's action, here's a quick recap of what happened yesterday since that got lost in the either. Cincinnati was the only ranked team to win yesterday, albeit ugly. Pittsburgh lost at home to Virginia on a Malcolm Brogdon 3 with 0.4 remaining. Indiana knocked off Michigan behind 27 points, on 7 of 8 from 3, by Yogi Ferrell. UCLA wasn&...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rundown: February 3

Before we get to the Rundown of tonight's action, here's a quick recap of what happened yesterday since that got lost in the either. Cincinnati was the only ranked team to win yesterday, albeit ugly. Pittsburgh lost at home to Virginia on a Malcolm Brogdon 3 with 0.4 remaining. Indiana knocked off Michigan behind 27 points, on 7 of 8 from 3, by Yogi Ferrell. UCLA wasn...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Geogia State escapes Texas-Arlington in OT, 101-91

R.J. Hunter and Devonta White each drilled a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to pull Georgia State into a tie and force an overtime period that saw the Panthers outscore Texas Arlington 19-9 to pull out a 101-91 win. The victory was a school record 12th straight for Georgia State, which trailed, 82-79 with 2.7 seconds left in regulation before White drilled a 30-footer with ...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter, Georgia St. beats LA-Lafayette 77-70

R.J. Hunter exploded for 33 points, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, in leading Georgia State to a 77-70 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night. Manny Atkins grabbed 11 rebounds and 11 points for the Panthers. Louisiana-Lafayette led by as many as 8 points in the first half but the Panthers stormed back 4 minutes into the second period, tying the score at 37 on a Curtis...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State rolls by UALR 99-73

R.J. Hunter scored 25 points and Manny Atkins had 22 points as Georgia State remained unbeaten in conference play with a 99-73 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday. Georgia State (12-6, 5-0 Sun Belt Conference) shot 53.1 percent from the field as all five starters reached double figures. The Panthers jumped to a 59-29 lead at halftime, led by 15 first-half points from Atkins...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State cruises past Western Kentucky 77-54

Curtis Washington scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and sparked the second half breakaway run that gave Georgia State a 77-54 win over Western Kentucky in a conference matchup Thursday night. Georgia State (10-6, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) opened the second half with 15 unanswered points sparked by a Washington dunk to shake off a close first half and pull steadily away, outscoring...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter carries Georgia St. past S. Alabama 73-63

R.J. Hunter scored 30 points to lead Georgia State to a 73-63 win over South Alabama on Saturday for its sixth-straight win. Manny Atkins and Devonta White added 14 points apiece for the Panthers (9-6, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference). Hunter, who had five 3-pointers, hit all 13 of his free throws as Georgia State was 24 of 26 from the foul line. That helped off-set a four-point game for...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State holds off Troy 81-72

R.J. Hunter scored 25 and Ryan Harrow added 20 as Georgia State held off Troy on Thursday night, 81-72. Harrow added seven assists for Georgia State (8-6, 1-0 Sun Belt), while Curtis Washington had 10 points in support. Troy (5-8, 0-1) was led by Hunter Williams with 18. Kevin Thomas added 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Antoine Myers chipped in with 14 points and eight boards...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State bests East Carolina 89-82

Manny Atkins, Ryan Harrow and R.J. Hunter combined for 73 points in leading Georgia State past East Carolina 89-82 Sunday. Atkins paced Georgia State with 27 points and he also hauled in 12 rebounds. Georgia State (7-6) led at the half 35-27 but East Carolina raced back in the second tying the game at 42 three minutes into the period on a Michael Zangari layup. The Pirates stayed...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunter's 41 leads Georgia St. win over UTSA

R.J. Hunter scored a career-high 41 points, hitting a career-high 12 3-pointers, to power Georgia State to a 99-68 win over Texas-San Antonio Sunday. The sophomore son of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter and a Kyle Macy Freshman All-America a year ago, was 14 of 21 from the field and 12 of 19 from long range. Devonta White dished out 11 assists while Manny Atkins had 20 points and...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia State defeats Georgia Southern 73-61

Manny Atkins scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Georgia State defeated Georgia Southern 73-61 on Friday night. Ryan Harrow had 22 points and R.J. Hunter chipped in with 16 points, five rebounds, three steals and a block for the Panthers (5-6). Georgia State hit 49 percent from the field and 74 percent from the line. The teams were tied 20-20 at 6:58 when an Atkins dunk...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia State tops McNeese State 96-70

Devonta White and R.J. Hunter each scored 18 points in Tuscaloosa on Monday night as Georgia State cruised to a 96-70 victory over McNeese State in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Georgia State (2-1) never trailed, led 54-35 at halftime and held its margin consistently above 25 points throughout most of the second half. Seven Panthers finished with at least 8 points...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Towson topples Georgia State 90-82 in OT

Rafriel Guthrie came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and Towson topped Georgia State 90-82 in overtime Saturday. The Tigers (14-12, 9-4 Colonial Athletic Association) had four starters in double figures. But Towson's defense against Georgia State's R.J. Hunter was key. In the previous two games, Hunter hit 16 treys: a CAA record-tying 10 against Old Dominion...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Towson 90, Georgia St. 82

Rafriel Guthrie came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and Towson topped Georgia State 90-82 in overtime Saturday. The Tigers (14-12, 9-4 Colonial Athletic Association) had four starters in double figures. But Towson's defense against Georgia State's R.J. Hunter was key. In the previous two games, Hunter hit 16 treys: a CAA record-tying 10 against Old Dominion...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

N.C.-Wilmington 76, Georgia St. 72

Craig Ponder scored 17 points and Keith Rendleman notched his 13th double-double as UNC Wilmington snapped a three-game losing streak with a 76-72 win over Georgia State Wednesday night in Colonial Athletic Association action. Ponder knocked down three 3-pointers while Rendleman scored 15 points with 10 boards for the Seahawks (9-14, 4-7), who knocked down 52.9 percent (27 of 51...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia St. 78, Northeastern 73

R.J. Hunter matched his career high with 27 points as Georgia State ended Northeastern's unbeaten Colonial Athletic Association run 78-73 Wednesday night. Georgia State (11-12, 6-4) trailed 46-39 at halftime but went ahead 54-52 on Hunter's 3-pointer with 13:55 left. The bucket came amid a 24-2 run that put the Panthers up 66-54 with 7:49 remaining. Hunter scored 13 points...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia St. 71, Towson 69

R.J. Hunter scored a career-high 27 points, including three late 3-pointers, to help Georgia State hold off Colonial Athletic Association-rival Towson 71-69 Monday night for its third straight victory. Hunter was 4 of 9 from beyond the arc and hit three 3-pointers in the final 5 minutes as the Panthers (9-1, 4-3) erased a 64-60 deficit and held on for the win. Hunter drained a...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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