Final Score: Weekly sports briefs March 9.

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Men’s Basketball
State, not Southern, was crowned as Sun Belt regular season champions for the second consecutive season as the Panthers topped the Eagles by a final of 72-55 at the Sports Arena. R.J. Hunter led the Panthers with a 35-point performance. The win clinched the one-seed for Georgia State and a double-bye meaning the Panthers’ first game in the tournament will be in the semifinals on Saturday.

Women’s Basketball
Georgia State earned a 66-61 victory vs. UL-Monroe to clinch a tournament berth. The Panthers’ game on Saturday vs. Georgia Southern would determine what seed Georgia State would be. Their 82-74 defeat to the Eagles sealed the eighth seed in the Sun Belt tournament. Prior to the game, the team’s five seniors were honored for their days in Panthers blue and white. Georgia State will face UALR on Wednesday to start the tournament.

Women’s Tennis
The Panthers’ two matches in Lincoln, Nebraska did not go as planned. On Friday, Georgia State was defeated by the No. 53 Nebraska Cornhuskers despite singles victories by Linn Timmerman and Kristin Rehse. On Saturday, the women’s tennis team suffered a 7-0 sweep at the hands of the Purdue Boilermakers. Georgia State will return home at Piedmont Park on Friday with a match vs. Kennesaw State at 11 a.m.