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Georgia State's Hunter Scores 38 in Panthers Win

7:54 PM, Feb 2, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA--Freshman R.J. Hunter poured in a career-high 38 points, including a school and Colonial Athletic Association record 10 three-pointers, as Georgia State dismantled Old Dominion, 83-63, Saturday at the GSU Sports Arena.

The Panthers won for the sixth time in their last seven games and handed Old Dominion (2-19, 0-9 CAA) their ninth straight loss to improve to 12-12, 7-4 in the CAA.

Hunter, one of the top freshman scorers in the nation, hit 10-of-15 shots from beyond the arc and 12-of-18 overall. His 38-point effort is the high for any CAA player this season and the most by a Georgia State player since Anton Reese scored 38 against Kansas State on Nov. 28, 1998. Only six Panthers have ever scored more points in a game.

At one-point in the second half, Hunter scored 19-straight Panther points with five three-pointers, two free throws and a dunk.

"My teammates did a great job of getting me the ball tonight," commented R.J. Hunter. "The basket looked as wide as it ever has for me and I just took advantage of it. I didn't even realize until after the game that I had made 10 three-pointers."

The 10 treys by Hunter equalled the CAA record originally set by Dre Smith of George Mason, who hit 10 against James Madison on Jan. 19, 2008.

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