What you need to know:

* Georgia State used a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Tiffany Holston to defeat American 59-58 in overtime on Friday night.

* Jada Lewis nailed a long-range shot with 24 seconds left in regulation to helped send the game to OT.

* Next up for GSU is a pair of road games at Georgia Tech and Alabama.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Playing its fourth game in six days, Georgia State needed more than four quarters to defeat American Friday night in Daytona Beach, but Tiffany Holston hit her first 3-pointer as a Panther to beat the buzzer in OT and win the game 59-58 for GSU.

Georgia State trailed American 53-50 with 24 seconds left in regulation when freshman Jada Lewis swished a 3-pointer to even the score and send the game to OT. Lewis scored eight of her 12 points in the fourth quarter.

In overtime, the Panthers jumped on top and led by one, 56-55 with 14 seconds to go. American drove the ball and Holston stepped up to take a charge and get the ball back for the Panthers. However, the Eagles would get a turnover of their own and nail a 3-pointer from the corner with just seconds to go to take a 58-56 lead. That’s when Lewis received the inbounds pass with 5.2 seconds, dribbled across midcourt and found Holston who launched her first 3-point attempt as a Panther as the buzzer sounded.

The three points not only lifted GSU to victory, it also gave the graduate transfer her third double-double of the season as she finished with 10 points and 13 boards. In three seasons at Albany State, Holston made just seven three pointers, making Friday's shot even more impressive.

Both playing in their home state, junior Astaja Tyghter and freshman Jaylyn Harrison each had strong performances with Tyghter scoring 10 points and Harrison tallying four points and two rebounds.

Sophomore Kierra Henry recorded seven points and four steals while Kennesha Nichols earned six rebounds to go with a block and a steal.

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