What you need to know:

* Georgia State lost 77-47 Saturday afternoon to South Alabama.

* The Panthers were held to 27% shooting while the Jaguars shot 48%.

* Georgia State travels to Louisiana next week to take on Louisiana and UL Monroe.


ATLANTA - Georgia State struggled to get it going offensively Saturday in a 77-47 loss to South Alabama at the GSU Sports Arena.

Astaja Tyghter led the Panthers with 13 points and eight rebounds while Haley Gerrin added 10 points and seven rebound. Makeba Ponder also scored double digits with 12 points.

South Alabama was hot from the floor in the first half, shooting 50% in the first quarter and 64% in the second quarter. Georgia State found its rhythm in the second half, but it was too little, too late after the Jags built a sizeable lead. Before halftime.

The Panthers were down multiple players Saturday as the leading scorer and rebounder, Tiffany Holston, was out along with freshman Shaquanda Miller-McCray. Tatianna Jackson, who recently returned from an injury looked to get back in a groove and finished with five rebounds.

Georgia State (5-9, 1-2 SBC) goes on the road to Louisiana next week to face Louisiana and UL Monroe in a pair of conference matchups.

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