For the second time this season, Murphy sank seven 3-pointers in a game and finished with 25 points. Both times were against the Trojans. Henry’s 25 points came with eight rebounds which led the team.
Madison Newby had another good night, tallying 19 points with seven rebounds and seven assists. Newby went to the free throw line 13 times and made 11.
Georgia State outscored the Trojans in three of four quarters including a game-ending 28-18 run in the final period.
Troy won the rebounding game, but both sides finished with 36 points in the paint and GSU held Troy to only 13 second-chance points on 21 offensive rebounds.
As a team, GSU shot 42% from the field and went 21-for-31 at the free throw line. The Panther defense also came up big with 12 steals and 21 points off turnovers.
GSU trailed Troy with 7:08 left in the game. That’s when the Panthers launched a 20-8 run over the next six minutes, draining the clock and earning a big win at home.
With the win, Georgia State will be the 10-seed at next week's Sun Belt Championships. The Panthers will play in the 6 p.m. ET game on Tuesday in New Orleans.
Georgia State will play its final home game of the season Saturday against South Alabama at noon in the GSU Sports Arena.