What you need to know:

* Georgia State lost to Georgia Tech Saturday at McCamish Pavilion, 73-42.

* The Panthers were led by Kennesha Nichols who finished with nine points and six rebounds.

* Next up for GSU is a Dec. 15 game at Alabama.


ATLANTA - Meeting for the 36th time, Georgia State and Georgia Tech battled it out at McCamish Pavilion Saturday afternoon with the Yellow Jackets using 10 three-pointers to win 73-42.

Kennesha Nichols paced the Panthers with nine points and six rebounds. Tiffany Holston added eight rebounds to go with her six points. Kierra Henry, K.K. Williams and Alaysia Mitchell each tallied six points as well.

Georgia Tech used its size advantage to win the rebounding battle which led to 19 second chance points. The Panthers shot 40% from the field in the first quarter, but struggled as the game went on to finish at 25%. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets went shot 35% from the floor and 30% from long range. GT’s 10 three-pointers were too much for GSU to overcome in the end.

Some positives from the game were five blocks and seven steals for the Panther defense. Nichols finished with two blocks while seven different Panthers recorded a steal. The turnover battle was even with both teams committing 17 turnovers.

Next up for Georgia State is a visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to take on the Crimson Tide on Dec. 15.

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