ULM knocks off Sun Belt Conference leader GA State

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MONROE, La. With a meaningful 82-76 win over first-place Georgia State in the books Wednesday night, the ULM basketball team had one final order of business.

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A happy band of Warhawks headed off the court and high-fived the student section along with fans seated courtside at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Travis Munnings even climbed over the rail to shake hands in the seats as he got up close and personal with some of the 2,391 in attendance.

"It felt great to be back home after a two-game road trip," ULM's Daishon Smith said. "We're sorry we had our first loss in front of our fans the last time we were here. It was great the guys came back and supported us even after a bad showing."

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for ULM (12-10, 5-5) and paid back a controversial road loss to the visiting Panthers last month. It wasn't easy, but the Warhawks closed out the game with a 9-3 run over the final two minutes for a statement win.