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By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE — A double-double by Manny Atkins helped Georgia State to an 89-82 win over East Carolina at Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Atkins had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Panthers (7-6). Akeem Richmond led a balanced attack for ECU (10-4) with 21 points.

Ryan Harrow, who started his college career at N.C. State before transferring to Kentucky and then to Georgia State, had 24 points and nine assists.

"Harrow just took over the second half and you can tell why he was a top 20 player in the country, why he went to N.C. State and started at Kentucky," said Pirates coach Jeff Lebo. "He wasn't going to let them lose."

R.J. Hunter added 22 points for the Panthers, who led 35-27 at the half.

Georgia State was up by as many as 14 points in the first half but ECU rallied for its final lead at 48-47 on a pair of free throws by Caleb White with 14:35 left to play.

Harrow responded with a go-ahead jumper that sparked a 9-0 run by the Panthers. ECU got no closer than five points the rest of the way.

Georgia State made 34 of 66 field goal attempts for 51.5 percent. Atkins, a 6-feet, 6-inch senior who played two seasons at Virginia Tech, made 11 of 14 from the floor including two of four behind the arc.

Richmond dropped seven of 18 from long distance.

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East Carolina senior guard Akeem Richmond knocks down a three from
the top of the key in the first half. Richmond finished with 21 points.
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A crowd of 4,309 saw Prince Williams add 18 points and dish out seven assists. Michael Zangari scored 16 points. White finished with 13 points and Paris Roberts-Campbell tallied 10. Brandan Stith grabbed 12 rebounds. Antonio Robinson had six assists.

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East Carolina sophomore guard Prince Williams rises for a dunk.
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The Pirates lost consecutive games for the first time this season and will try to snap the streak at Campbell on Thursday night at 7.

Georgia State 89, East Carolina 82

Date: Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
Facility: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Attendance: 4,309
Records: ECU 10-4; GSU 7-6


Georgia State 35 54 89
East Carolina 27 55 82

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12/30/2013 03:33 AM