2013–14 Georgia State Panthers men's basketball team

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2013–14 Georgia State Panthers men's basketball
Georgia State Athletics Wordmark.gif
Sun Belt regular season champions
NIT First round vs. Clemson, L 66–78
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2013–14 record 25–9 (17–1 Sun Belt)
Head coach Ron Hunter (3rd year)
Assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie (3rd year)
Assistant coach Everick Sullivan (3rd year)
Assistant coach Claude Pardue (3rd year)
Home arena GSU Sports Arena
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
2013–14 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia State 17 1   .944     25 9   .735
WKU 12 6   .667     21 11   .656
Louisiana–Lafayette 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Arkansas State 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Arkansas–Little Rock 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Texas–Arlington 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Louisiana–Monroe 7 11   .389     10 17   .370
Troy 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
South Alabama 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Texas State 4 14   .222     8 23   .258
2014 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner

The 2013–14 Georgia State men's basketball team represented Georgia State University during the college basketball season of 2013–2014. The team's head coach was Ron Hunter serving his third season at GSU. The Panthers played their home games at the GSU Sports Arena competing as members of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 25–9, 17–1 in Sun Belt play to win the Sun Belt regular season championship, advancing to the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament where they lost to Louisiana–Lafayette. As a regular season conference champion who failed to win their conference tournament, they received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Clemson.

Season notes[edit]

  • This is the Panthers first year in the Sun Belt Conference since leaving in 1981.
  • Despite playing at Kentucky during the 2012-13 season, guard Ryan Harrow was granted an NCAA waiver to play immediately at Georgia State due to hardship resulting from his father, who resides in Atlanta, having a stroke prior to the '12-'13 season.[1]
  • Curtis Washington tied the school record for blocked shots in a single game, tying 3 ways at 9 with Sylvester Morgan and James Vincent during the season opener on November 9 against Southern Poly.[2]
  • R. J. Hunter broke his own record for 3-pointers made in a single game at 12 on December 22 against UTSA. His previous record was 10 the previous season vs. Old Dominion.
  • R. J. Hunter also broke the record for 3-pointers attempted in a single game at 19 on December 22 against UTSA.
  • The team broke the record for free throws made in a single game, making a perfect 22 of 22 on the January 9th game against Western Kentucky. This was also a record for the E. A. Diddle Arena, Western Kentucky's home arena.
  • R. J. Hunter took the record for consecutive free throws made, ending with his 38th straight during the January 14th game against Louisiana.
  • The 10-0 conference start ending against UALR was the first time that the Panthers have gone undefeated in conference for 10 games.
  • Georgia State made a new win streak record, making 14 straight starting against ODU on December 14, 2013 and ending on February 6th against UALR.
  • Due to inclement weather conditions throughout the state of Georgia, the home game against South Alabama was moved from Thursday, January 30 to Monday, February 3rd.
  • Due to inclement weather conditions, the home game against Texas State was moved from Thursday, February 13 to Monday, February 17th.
  • During the February 15th game against Troy, R. J. Hunter made his 1000th career point, being the second fastest to reach the mark in school history.
  • During the February 17th game against Texas State, Ryan Harrow made his 1000th career point.
  • During the February 20th game against ULM, Manny Atkins made his 1000th career point.

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Georgia State Panthers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 1 Smith, LaRonLaRon Smith 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 196 lb (89 kg) So Palm Bay, FL
G 2 Green, RyannRyann Green 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr College Park, GA
G 4 Isaiah, DennisDennis Isaiah 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr McDonough, GA
G 10 Shaw, KevinKevin Shaw 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Louisville, KY
G 11 Hinton, JaylenJaylen Hinton 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Richmond, Va
G 12 White, DevonteDevonte White 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Alpharetta, GA
G 22 Hunter, R. J.R. J. Hunter 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Indianapolis, IN
F 23 Atkins, MannyManny Atkins 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Tucker, GA
G 24 Sharpe, DariusDarius Sharpe 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Atlanta, GA
G 25 Richardson, RashaardRashaard Richardson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Charleston, SC
F 31 Shipes, TJTJ Shipes 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Buford, GA
F 33 Crider, MarcusMarcus Crider 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Dayton, OH
F 42 Washington, CurtisCurtis Washington 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Elizabethtown, KY
F 45 Burguillos, DennyDenny Burguillos 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Valencia, Venezuela
G 55 Harrow, RyanRyan Harrow 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Jr Marietta, GA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

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Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Record
Exhibition
October 29* 7:00 pm Shorter GSU Sports ArenaAtlanta, GA W 90–60   
November 4* 7:00 pm Fort Valley State GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta,GA W 94–38 
Regular season
November 9* 1:00 pm Southern Poly GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA W 97–78  1–0
November 12* 8:00 pm at Vanderbilt Memorial GymnasiumNashville, TN L 80–86  1–1
November 18* 5:30 pm vs. McNeese State Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, Alabama
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
W 96–70  2–1
November 19* 8:00 pm at Alabama Coleman Coliseum • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN3 L 58–75  2–2
November 25* 5:00 pm vs. Canisius Alumni GymElon, NC
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
L 71–79  2–3
November 26* 7:30 pm at Elon Alumni Gym • Elon, NC
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
L 85–90  2–4
November 30* 5:00 pm at FIU U.S. Century Bank ArenaMiami, FL L 60–61  2–5
December 4* 7:00 pm Young Harris GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA W 71–54  3–5
December 7* 4:00 pm at Southern Miss Reed Green ColiseumHattiesburg, MS L 65–75  3–6
December 14* 2:00 pm Old Dominion GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA W 79–73  4–6
December 20* 7:00 pm Georgia Southern GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA W 73–61  5–6
December 22* 2:00 pm at UTSA Convocation Center • San Antonio, TX W 99–68  6–6
December 29* 1:00 pm at East Carolina Williams Arena at Minges ColiseumGreenville, NC W 89–82  7–6
January 2 7:00 pm Troy GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA W 81–72  8–6 (1–0)
January 4 5:00 pm at South Alabama Mitchell CenterMobile, AL W 73–63  9–6 (2–0)
January 9 8:00 pm at WKU E. A. Diddle ArenaBowling Green, KY ESPN3 W 77–54  10–6 (3–0)
January 16 7:00 pm Arkansas State GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta,GA W 73–72  11–6 (4–0)
January 18 2:30 pm Arkansas–Little Rock GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta,GA W 99–73  12–6 (5–0)
January 23 8:15 pm at Louisiana–Lafayette CajundomeLafayette, LA W 77–70  13–6 (6–0)
January 25 5:00 pm at Louisiana–Monroe Fant–Ewing ColiseumMonroe, LA W 66–58  14–6 (7–0)
February 1 8:30 pm Texas–Arlington GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA Sun Belt Network W 101–91 OT 15–6 (8–0)
February 3 7:00 pm South Alabama GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA W 85–65  16–6 (9–0)
February 6 8:00 pm at Arkansas–Little Rock Jack Stephens CenterLittle Rock, AR W 68–57  17–6 (10–0)
February 15 6:00 pm at Troy Trojan ArenaTroy, AL ESPN2 L 81–85  17–7 (10–1)
February 17 7:30 pm Texas State GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA W 68–41  18–7 (11–1)
February 20 7:00 pm Louisiana–Monroe GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA W 75–60  19–7 (12–1)
February 22 8:30 pm Louisiana–Lafayette GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, GA Sun Belt Network W 80–77  20–7 (13–1)
February 27 8:30 pm at Texas–Arlington College Park CenterArlington, TX W 77–49  21–7 (14–1)
March 1 5:30 pm at Texas State Strahan ColiseumSan Marcos, TX W 66–55  22–7 (15–1)
March 4 8:00 pm at Arkansas State Convocation CenterJonesboro, AR W 79–76 OT 23–7 (16–1)
March 8 2:30 pm WKU GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta,GA ESPN3 W 73–55  24–7 (17–1)
Sun Belt Tournament
March 15 3:00 pm vs. Arkansas State Lakefront ArenaNew Orleans, LA
(Semifinals)
Sun Belt Network W 72–45  25–7
March 16 12:00 pm vs. Louisiana–Lafayette Lakefront Arena • New Orleans, LA
(Championship)
ESPN2 L 81–82 OT 25–8
NIT
March 18* 9:00 pm at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC
(First round)
ESPNU L 66–78  25–9
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauster, Rob. "Ryan Harrow’s fresh start gives him a shot at redemption". College Basketball Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Panthers Run Past Southern Poly 97-78 in Opener". GeorgiaStateSports.com. Georgia State University. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "M Basketball – 2012–13 Roster". Georgia State Athletics. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "M Basketball – 2013–14 Schedule". Georgia State Athletics. Retrieved August 14, 2013.