The Dartmouth Big Green take their 5-2 record to Georgia State to take on the Panthers on Tuesday night. Dartmouth lost their second game of the year on Saturday, falling to Bowling Green, 76-69. The Panthers come into the game having won three in a row after their three-point overtime win versus Charlotte last Wednesday, moving their record to 4-3.
Dartmouth tries to bounce back from second loss of the seasonThe Dartmouth Big Green fell behind Bowling Green 7-0 early on and trailed by as many as 19 in the first half before mounting a comeback that fell just short on Saturday. Dartmouth never led in the contest, but cut the lead all the way down to two with 2:03 left in the second half, but could get no closer. Aaryn Rai led the Big Green in points and rebounds with 20 and eight, respectively. Taurus Samuels chipped in 15 points off the bench and James Foye scored 13 points.
The Big Green average just 60.7 points per game against Division I opponents this season. They did score 108 points against Division III Thomas College on November 19. Chris Knight leads Dartmouth with an 11.4 scoring average, followed by Rai at 11.1 points per game. Rai also leads the team with 6.9 rebounds per game. As a team, the Big Green shoot just over 40% from the floor, 32% from three-point range, and 60% from the foul line.
Georgia State tries to remain hotAfter a 1-3 start to the season, the Georgia State Panthers have won three in a row, including an 81-78 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday. Corey Allen's three-pointer with 1:46 left in the overtime period gave the Panthers the lead for good in the win. Allen finished with 17 points to lead Georgia State. Damon Wilson and Justin Roberts both scored 16 and Kane Williams had 12 points in the winning effort. The Panthers made 11 three-pointers and shot 55% from three-point range. They also shot 50% from the floor for the game.
"That was a very hard-fought game against a very well-coached team that we have a great deal of respect for," head coach Rob Lanier said on GeorgiaStateSports.com. "We did some good things down the stretch and had some guys make some big shots. We are still struggling with discipline and we played against a very good disciplined team. It showed during the game, but we also have a very competitive group that refuses to give in and found a way at the end."
Allen (15.7 points per game), Williams (13.7), Roberts (12.1), and Wilson (11.6) all average in double figures for the Panthers, who average over 80 points per game as a team. They shoot 46% from the floor and 41% from three-point range. Their three losses have been by a combined 21 points to some good competition (Charleston by four, Georgetown by eight, and Duke by nine).
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