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The Georgia State Panthers are a team that likes to shoot three’s. Almost all of their starters are deadly long range shooters and as a team their good for 36.9% from long distance. Their game versus the Chattanooga Mocs ended up being a different battle.
The Panthers were relentless attacking the rim all game. They finished with 35 free throw attempts to only 14 by the Mocs. Chattanooga had trouble staying in front of GSU’s slashing players, lunging out as if they were trying to stop long range attempts and ultimately getting burned to the basket.
They went into halftime with a 47-38 lead over the Mocs, shooting 44% from the field and 40% from three
The Mocs made it a close game by hitting their outside shots. A Panthers’ lead that grew to as much as 16 points in the second half really wasn’t enough to put them away.
Chattanooga attempted a staggering 44 shots from long distance. David Jean-Baptiste and Jonathan Scott went a combined 9-15 from that range while the rest of the team could only muster up six makes (6-29).
DMarcus Simonds led the way with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists. Kane Williams scored 17 points, going 9-12 from the free throw line. The Panthers led for almost the entire game (33:13) en route 95-88 win over the Mocs.
The 95 points was a season high for the Panthers
Forward Devin Mitchell scored a season high 17 points after dealing with some injuries issues early on in the season.
The Panthers Next game is December 15th, at #25 Kansas State.