Hassell Leads ODU Over Georgia State, 51-48

January 26, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 26, 2011

Box Score

ATLANTA, GA-- Frank Hassell's follow and free throw with 6.6 seconds left in the game lifted the Monarchs to a 51-48 come-from-behind win over Georgia State Wendesday night.

After a Panther turnover, Frank Hassell got a put back on a missed shot by Darius James. He was fouled on the play and hit the free throw to give ODU a 50-48 lead. GSU's inbounds play was picked off by Kent Bazemore who fed Ben Finney. Finney was then fouled with 1.2 seconds left, hitting one of two free throws for the final margin, 51-48.

Hassell finished the game with a team best 15 points, hitting six-of-10 from the floor and three-of-four from the line. Keyon Carter added eight points and Kent Bazemore finished with seven along with another three steals, all in the second half.

Georgia State jumped out to a 14-4 lead with 11:20 left in the first half. The Monarchs rallied and took a 24-23 lead into halftime after two free throws by Kent Bazemore.

The Panthers recaptured the lead, 28-27 with 16:54 left on a three-pointer by Javonte Maynor. GSU led by as many as eight twice, 37-29 with 11:59 left in the game and 40-32 with 10:15 left on a trey by Dante Curry.

ODU gradually cut the lead, outscoring the Panthers 19-8 in the final 10 minutes of the contest highlighted by back-to-back treys from Darius James and Ben Finney.

ODU finished the game shooting .364 (16-44) from the floor, while GSU shot .415 (17-41). The Monarchs outrebounded the Panthers, 30-25 and forced them into 15 turnovers, while ODU had 11.

Brandon McGee led Georgia State with 14 points, while Javonte Maynor added 11 points.

The Monarchs return home to host Towson on Saturday at 5 p.m. in a ESPNU televised constest.It is also Military night, show you I.D. and receive a 7.00 ticket. ODU basketball Alumni will be introduced at halftime.