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Georgia State defeats Monmouth 62-49 in home opener

After two road losses to Duke and BYU, Georgia State men’s basketball got into the win column by opening their portion of this week’s Coaches vs. Cancer Classic with a 62-49 victory over Monmouth.

At the end of the first half, Georgia State would lead 30-23 by getting to the free thr

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ow line and key minutes off the bench from Cameron Solomon. He had 6 points at the end of the half. In the second half, Georgia State’s lead would increase to as much as 17.

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Almost half of the scoring came from Devonta White and R.J. Hunter. White would finish the game with 16 points and four assists. Hunter had 14 points. Georgia State was also able to take advantage of a Monmouth team that only shot 15-54 from the field and 4-20 from three-point range.

Not all was good for Georgia State as Monmouth would force them into 21 turnovers for the game.

“They run and they trap. It’s a very unique style. They play really hard, and it was kind of a bad matchup for us,” coach Ron Hunter said. “This is the same team that beat Hofstra by 30. And again, you know me. I could care less about them. It’s about us.”

Also, history was made at the Sports Arena as James Vincent would finish the game with nine blocks, tying a school record.

“It’s great actually. I want to keep doing that. We’re at home and we’ve got to defend it,” said Vincent. “It’s my last year. I want to go out with a bang. I want to leave an impact here after I graduate.”

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Georgia State will play Tennessee State on Tuesday, then South Alabama on Wednesday to close out the three-day event.

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