Men's Basketball Falls to Georgia State
Raheim Brown led FAU with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Raheim Brown led FAU with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Feb. 9, 2002

Box Score

ATLANTA, GA - Thomas Terrell scored 36 points to lead Georgia State University past Florida Atlantic University, 76-71, Saturday night in Atlanta, GA. GSU closed the game on an 18-6 run to send FAU (13-10, 10-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) to its second straight loss. Raheim Brown had his ninth double-double of the year with a team-high 18 points and 11 rebounds. Earnest Crumbley added 16 while Andre Garner had 10.

FAU opened up a 33-23 lead with 5:06 left in the first half and settled with a 39-33 halftime lead. Terrell scored 17 points in the first half, including five three-pointers. He finished 8-of-10 from beyond the arc and 10-of-13 from the field. He was also 8-of-8 from the line.

GSU (15-9, 11-6 A-Sun) responded with an 11-4 run to start the second half and took a 44-43 lead with 16:37 left. FAU edged out by seven points with 11:28 remaining and still led by that margin with 6:43 left. A three-pointer b y Leroy Davis with 3:53 left completed a 7-0 Panthers' run that tied the game at 65.

A pair of free throws by Terrell with 56 seconds remaining put GSU up 71-69. Terrell made two more free throws with 18 seconds left gave GSU a 74-71 lead. A missed three-pointer by Jeff Cowans at the other end with 7 seconds left resulted in a break-away dunk by Leroy Davis to complete the 76-71 victory.

GSU outshot FAU 46 percent to 34 percent. The Owls controlled the boards 46-32 and forced GSU into 16 turnovers against just nine.

With the win, GSU improved to 9-0 all-time against FAU at home. The loss was FAU's second straight by five points while the game marked the 14th time FAU has been involved in a game decided by seven points or less.

Florida Atlantic next hosts Jacksonville State February 14 at 7:00pm.



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