GSU setting records

Here’s a few of the records set by Georgia State’s men’s basketball team, as compiled by GSU associate SID Mike Holmes.

The Panthers (17-8,9-5 CAA) will host Delaware on Saturday at the Sports Arena.

Career Records

1. Blocked Shots – Eric Buckner (135) Previous Mark: Zavian Smith, 1989-94; 128

2. Games Played – Jihad Ali (117) & James Fields (115)

a. Both are on pace to break the school record of 122 by Trae Golston (2006-10)

Season Records (Individual)

1. Blocked Shots – Eric Buckner (86) Previous Mark: Sylvester Morgan, 2004-05; 81

Season Records (Team)

1. Blocked Shots – currently 135 Previous Mark: 2010-11; 148

2. Fewest Pts. Allow per game: currently 57.8 Previous Mark: 2008-09; 63.6

3. Lowest FG% allowed: currently 37.6% Previous Mark: 2010-11; 40.5%

Game Records

1. Blocked shots – 14 vs. FIU (12/1/11) Previous Mark: 12 vs. Troy, 1/29/00

Other Notes

1. 78 field goal attempts vs. Delaware on Jan. 21 was the most in school history in a CAA game.

2. 94.7 (18-19) free throw percentage against McNeese State (Nov. 18) is the fifth highest mark in school history behind four perfect games.

3. 87.1 (27-31) free throw percentage against Drexel (Jan. 2) is the highest free throw percentage by Georgia State in a CAA game.

4. 15 steals at Delaware (Jan. 21) is the most ever by Georgia State in a CAA game.

5. 34 points allowed to William & Mary (Dec. 3) is second only to a 33 point game against Howard in 2009.

6. Eric Buckner now holds 6 of the top 10 single game blocked shots records.

7. Eric Buckner’s 81.8 (9-11) field goal percentage at S.C. State (Nov. 29) is the fifth best mark in school history.

8. Rashaad Richardson’s 70.0% (7-of-10) three-point percentage at Washington (Nov. 12) is the third best mark in school history.

9. Rashaad Richardson’s seven 3-pointers made at Washington is tied for the sixth most in school history.

10. James Fields’ seven steals vs. UNCW (Jan. 12) is just one shy of the school record of eight and tied for fifth most in school history.

Team Winning Marks

1. Set school record with 11 consecutive wins, breaking the school mark of eight set during the 2001 season.

2. Coach Hunter’s 17-8 start is the best start to a season of any first year coach in Georgia State history.

3. The 11 home wins are tied for the third most in school history. The record is 16 set during the 2000-01 season.

4. The 10-game home court winning streak was the second longest in school history only behind a 25-game streak between 2000 and 2002.

5. The nine CAA wins are the most conference wins in a season since joining the league in 2005.

6. The Panthers are on pace to have the highest seed that they have ever had in the CAA Tournament. Never have been better than an eight seed.

7. The Panthers secured their first winning season since the 2003-04 season.

8. The 17 wins are tied for the fourth most in school history. The team won 29 games in 2000-01 and 20 games in each 2001-02 and 2003-04.

9 comments Add your comment

panther

February 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

It’s absolutely incredible what changing coaches has done for this team. For the first time since i have been at this school, i can legitimately say to people that yes, we have a good basketball team.

GSU_MEX_ALUM

February 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

zgoldAtl

February 10th, 2012
4:52 pm

Amen. We need to hold on to Coach Hunter as long as possible

GSU is in Atlanta

February 10th, 2012
5:45 pm

This team is something that all GSU alumni and students should be proud of and supporting. CRH has completely changed the perception of GSU basketball, both on and off the court. His attitude and persona are unmatched compared to the other coaches that in the state of GA, and he will use it to make us the most relevant team in the state.

Thanks Doug and Mike for the info…good to know

DLo Brown

February 10th, 2012
5:51 pm

87.1 (27-31) free throw percentage against Drexel (Jan. 2) is the highest free throw percentage by Georgia State in a CAA game.

This is just unbelievable given how the FT shooting has gone the rest of the way

GSU is in Atlanta

February 10th, 2012
6:47 pm

@DLoBrown Just think about how other games would have turned out if the Drexel FT% had continued for the rest of the season…We might be looking at only 2 or 3 CAA losses. However, IF statements are irrelevant , but fun to think about.

Sluggo

February 10th, 2012
9:34 pm

Great information. Let’s continue to set records; specifically, the number of games won in the CAA tournament! Go Panthers!

GSUAlum Baseball81

February 10th, 2012
10:03 pm

CRH is AWESOME!!! He is going to make this program more significant than all the other before him. Lefty and Bob (DHS) will be proud!!! GO PANTHERS!!! The GNAT’s have nothing to say yet. 1 2 3 4……………… GNAT’s speak? lol THE REAL GSU………………………………………………..

GSU is in Atlanta

February 10th, 2012
11:16 pm

Only Southern fans refer to their school as The Real GSU…truly sad