ATLANTA -- Manny Atkins hit a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to give Georgia State its 17th win in its last 18 games, an 80-77 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette trailed 77-68 with 1:45 to play but scored nine straight points to tie the game 77-77 on a free throw by Elfrid Payton with 30 seconds left.
Georgia State (20-7, 13-1 Sun Belt Conference) then rebounded a missed free throw by Payton and ran the clock down before Atkins hit the game-winner.
Louisiana-Lafayette (18-10, 9-6) scored the game's first nine points and led 41-32 early in the second half but Georgia State then scored 21 straight points to take a 53-41 lead.
Shawn Long had 22 points for Louisiana-Lafayette.