Georgia State knocks off Emmanuel to start 2-0

ATLANTA — Led by a career-high 25 points from redshirt-junior Jeremy Hollowell, Georgia State cruised to a 77-58 win over Emmanuel College on Thursday night at the GSU Sports Arena.

Georgia State started the season 2-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season and won its ninth-straight at home, the fourth-longest home court winning streak in program history.

Hollowell finished 10-of-15 from the floor with three steals, giving him eight on the young season. His previous career high was 18 point while playing at Indiana.

Senior Kevin Ware added 19 points, making 9-of-11 free throws, while pulling down five rebounds and dishing out four assists. Senior Markus Crider added 12 points and six rebounds on 6-of-9 shooting.

“The process continues, but I feel like we are starting to create our own identity,” head coach Ron Hunter said. “Going into a game, we always have a goal of holding a team under 40 percent shooting and 60 points and we were able to do both of those tonight. Regardless of how many we score, we feel as if we do both of those, we will be in great shape on any night.”

Emmanuel College was held to 39.6 percent shooting, but managed to hit 9-of-29 from 3-point range.

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