Georgia State slips past Northeastern 61-59Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012
Buckner, who finished with team highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds, went 1 of 2 from the charity stripe for the game’s final score. After Jihad Ali missed both his foul shots with 6 seconds left to try to extend the Panthers’ lead, Joel Smith missed a jumper at the buzzer for the Huskies in an attempt to tie it.
Georgia State (17-8, 9-5 Colonial Athletic Association) overcame an eight-point second-half deficit in the win.
With 17 wins on the season, the Panthers have equaled the fourth-highest win total in school history. Georgia State’s nine conference victories are its most since joining the CAA in 2005-06.
Smith led Northeastern (11-13, 7-7) with 16 points.