Panthers put Ragin’ Cajuns away in first Sun Belt Tournament game

Georgia State men's basketball team defeated the Louisiana Ragin' Caguns, 86-76 on March 10 in the quarterfinal of the Sun Belt Championship Tournament. Photo By: Rashad Milligan | The Signal
Georgia State men’s basketball team defeated the Louisiana Ragin’ Caguns, 86-76 on March 10 in the quarterfinal of the Sun Belt Championship Tournament.
Photo By: Rashad Milligan | The Signal

The Georgia State men’s basketball team began its postseason with an 86-76 victory over Louisiana. Senior forward Jeremy Hollowell led the effort for the Panthers, with a double-double that consisted of 16 points and 14 rebounds.

“As a senior, I just want to go out and do all the little things I can do to help the team win,” Hollowell said.

Freshman guard D’Marcus Simonds led the Panthers with 17 points and eight rebounds of his own in the winning effort.

“I was a little shaky at first, shaky the whole game honestly,” Simonds said of his first collegiate postseason game. “I felt like this was a good experience for me and I’ll be better moving forward.”

There were four total technical fouls during the game, which Head Coach Ron Hunter said was in large part due to the conference rivalry developed between the two teams these last few years.

Georgia State will continue to move forward on the floor tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. EST to face the winner of No. 3 Georgia Southern and No. 6 Troy.

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Rashad Milligan wrote for The Spectator as a sports writer in Sportscenter's Titletown USA of Valdosta, Georgia. At Georgia State, Milligan has volunteered as a reporter and analyst for Primetime Sportz in affliation with GSTV. Milligan has also been featured on NBA.com and describes himself as an "hopeless Atlanta sports fan romantic." Milligan enjoys music and cheering as a member of the Atlanta Hawks sixth man after he joined in 2012. You can follow Milligan on Twitter at @jeff3006.

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