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Panthers Nip Eagles At The Buzzer, 58-56

STATESBORO - Georgia State's Deasia Merrill hit a buzzer-beating jumper after a steal as time expired to give the Panthers a 58-56 Sun Belt Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon at the GSU Sports Arena.

The Panthers (7-9, 1-3 SBC) recorded their first Sun Belt win of the season, while Georgia Southern fell to 11-6 overall and 2-3 in the league with the loss.

In a game where Georgia State never trailed and led by as many as 18 points in the second quarter, Georgia Southern battled back to tie the game, 56-56, on a Daeja Holmes three-pointer with 26 seconds left.