Sports / Other Sports / 

Simonds leads Georgia State over UMass 71-63



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — D'Marcus Simonds scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Georgia State beat UMass 71-63 on Wednesday night.

Simonds — who has averaged 20.9 points a game this season — was 9 of 18 from the field including three 3-pointers. Devin Mitchell added 14 points for the Panthers (8-4). Malik Benlevi had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists and Jeff Thomas chipped in 12 points.

Following a 28-all tie at the break, the Panthers trailed 50-44 with 8:50 to play. They tied it up again, 55-55, on a Mitchell 3-pointer with 6:09 left. Mitchell sank three more from distance and Simonds and Benlevi added one more each in a 15-5 surge to put Georgia State on top for good, 70-60, with 1:02 remaining.

Luwane Pipkins and Carl Pierre led the Minutemen (6-6) with 14 points apiece.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast