Georgia State's women's basketball lost to South Alabama Tuesday in the opening round of the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Tournament. The Panthers finish the season 12-18.
No. 7 GSU will face No. 10 South Alabama at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday in New Orleans in Game 3 of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Women's basketball junior Makeba Ponder drained a game-winning 3-pointer against Georgia Southern to earn Georgia State's Student-Athlete of the Week, powered by the U.S. Marines.
Georgia State’s Jada Lewis was named Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and third-team all-conference and Tiffany Holston was named Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year, the Sun Belt Conference announced Monday.
Makeba Ponder dropped 20 points on Saturday, but it was her last basket, a 3-pointer with four seconds left, that led Georgia State past rival Georgia Southern 63-62 on Senior Day in the Sports Arena.
Georgia State hosts rival Georgia Southern in the final regular season game on Saturday in the Sports Arena.
Georgia State trailed by as much as 12 in the second half at Little Rock Saturday, but the Panthers pulled within two in the closing minutes before ultimately falling to the Trojans 52-45.
Georgia State had a chance to tie the game at the free throw line with less than two seconds to go on Thursday, but missed both free throws to lose 59-57 at Arkansas State.
Georgia State has won six of its last eight games, including a huge win at home on Saturday against second-place UT Arlington.
Behind nine 3-pointers, Georgia State defeated UT Arlington 64-59 on Saturday. Jada Lewis dropped 21 points and Makeba Ponder added 20 to help GSU beat the second-place Mavericks.
Georgia State will honor around 25 alumni during Saturday's game vs. UT Arlington.
Georgia State lost to Texas State 62-51 at home on Thursday night. The Panthers put on a big rally in the fourth quarter, but were unable to overcome an 18-point deficit to the Bobcats.