Georgia State earned its fourth consecutive victory with a 85-54 win at South Carolina State on Tuesday. It’s the team’s longest winning streak since the 2008-09 season and the largest margin of victory on the road in school history.
The Panthers (4-3) shot 51.5 percent, including 62.5 percent in the first half.
Eric Buckner scored 21 points and Devonta White added 17, including hitting 4-of-5 from the 3-point line.
“Tonight was the first time this year that I felt as though we really played a well-rounded game,” first-year coach Ron Hunter said in a statement. “I thought we came out a little slow, but then our bench got things going. They played with energy and were able to give us some three-pointers which was really important.”
The Panthers bench, which usually involves just three players in Hunter’s preferred eight-man rotation, outscored the Bulldogs 36-9.
Buckner, whom Hunter singled out before the season as a player that could flourish in the up-tempo system, hit 9 of his 11 shots, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots. He is sixth on the team’s all-time block total (72).
Rashaad Richardson scored 12 points and Jihad Ali added 10 more.
Georgia State will host Florida International at 7 p.m. Thursday.