Georgia State defeated VCU, which made it to the Final Four last year, 55-53 on Wednesday in Richmond. It was the Panthers’ 11th consecutive win, extending the school record. GSU is off to the best start in school history and will face George Mason on Saturday in Fairfax, Va.
Before the season, not knowing what was upcoming, this gauntlet of Drexel, VCU and George Mason figured to be an 0-for-3 stretch. The three teams were predicted to finish atop the CAA, while the Panthers were selected 11th.
Now, Georgia State is atop the CAA after defeating the Dragons and Rams, with the Patriots up next. Another win and you just might see the Panthers in the Others Receiving Votes section of the AP Top 25. I say might because the team’s strength of schedule, whether you like it or not, is still fairly low.
But, what a difference a year makes. The Panthers won 12 games all of last year, and were hammered by 17 points in last year’s trip to VCU.
Recapping the win over the Rams: