NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – All the NBA scouts in the building probably came to see Georgia State guard R.J. Hunter, but it was Trey Freeman who probably put on the best showing, especially when it counted most.
Freeman, a junior transfer guard, hit an awkward layup with :56 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 50, and then in overtime, connected on a tough up-and-under layup that give the Monarchs a 56-54 lead. The Monarchs went on to win 58-54 on Wednesday night, and kept the hot start to their season alive.
Freeman finished the night with a game-high 21 points, while guard Aaron Bacote provided 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Hunter may have come up on the losing end, but he still came up with a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
The Monarchs are back at the Ted Constant Center on Friday night to face the University of Maryland- Eastern Shore.