ATLANTA --- Tennessee State held Georgia State to 12 points the first 10 minutes of the first half, but the Panthers got clicking offensively to score 37 points to carry a 20-point lead into intermission on the way to a 107-71 win over the Tigers Monday night.
The Tigers were holding a 15-12 lead when the Panthers made a 23-2 run to gain control of the game. GSU led 52-32 at halftime and kept control throughout the second half to win the first ever meeting between the two schools.
Garrett Richardson and Roshuan Bowens each scored 20 points for TSU. The Tigers were whistled for 29 fouls and GSU made 34-45 free throws.
GSU placed seven players in double figures. Nate Williams led the way with 24 points.
TSU returns to Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday by hosting Austin Peay at 7:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.