Panthers stifle Hofstra in 61-43 win

10:40 PM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Manny Atkins had 13 points and nine rebounds and Georgia State allowed a season-low 43 points as the Panthers downed Hofstra, 61-43, Wednesday at the GSU Sports Arena.

James Vincent and Devonta White added 11 points each for the Panthers, who improved to 13-14 overall and 8-6 in the CAA, while Hofstra fell to 6-19, 3-9 in the CAA.

Georgia State forced 22 Hofstra turnovers and held the Pride to just 29 percent shooting from the field. The 43 points are the fewest allowed by the Panthers since defeating Tennessee Tech, 74-43, in last year's CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

Vincent went 5-for-5 from the field and also contributed four rebounds and two blocked shots. Freshman David Travers equaled his career best with eight points off the bench.

The Panthers grabbed 14 steals, with three each by Atkins,White, Rashaad Richardson and Markus Crider.

Georgia State trailed early, 10-4, before exploding for 16 straight points to take a 20-10 lead with eight minutes left in the half. Crider started the run with a steal and layup, and the Panthers forced three more turnovers during that stretch. Georgia State harassed Hofstra into a total of 13 turnovers in the first half en route to a 28-19 lead at the intermission.

Vincent opened the second half by scoring GSU's first seven points as the Panthers built a 35-21 lead.

Steve Mejia led Hofstra with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

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