Georgia State men’s basketball team came back home last week after a brutal three-game road trip, thinking that a little home cooking is all that needed to get back on the winning track.
Things haven’t quite worked out that way though.
Since returning home, the Panthers have lost to Delaware and Old Dominion. The Old Dominion loss was the sixth straight for Georgia State, dropping it to 3-7 in league play.
All of this has come after a strong start to the conference season.
Aside from the two home games, losses at Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason and James Madison have helped put the Panthers in a serious hole.
If there’s a silver lining in the losing streak, it’s that a different player has led the scoring for the Panthers a lot lately. Ten days ago, James Fields scored a career-high 13 points and Jihad Ali contributed eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks.
Against George Mason, Dante Curry led Georgia State with 12 points on four three-pointers and against James Madison, freshman Javonte Maynor led Georgia State with 14 points off the bench and senior Marques Johnson added 12 points. Brandon McGee score a team-high 14 against ODU.
That kind of balance could help Georgia State down the stretch.
“The schedule is tough right now,” basketball head Coach Rod Barnes said earlier in the week. “But to be the type of basketball team that we want to be, we have to learn how to win these type of tough road games.”