75
TF 0
FINAL
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2nd
Tue Nov. 14
8:00pm
BONUS
54
TF 0
RICE
0-2
ML: -500
RICE +9.5, O/U 149.0
ML: +390
GAST
RICE

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Thomas scores 18, helps Georgia Southern down Rice 75-54

HOUSTON (AP) Jeff Thomas scored 18 points and two others reached double figures as Georgia State led wire-to-wire to defeat Rice 75-54 Tuesday night.

The Panthers, 2-0 for the second time in three seasons, had 11 steals and scored 27 points off 23 Rice turnovers. Jordan Session had four steals and Malik Benlevi three. Benlevi scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds, playing all but two minutes of the game.

Thomas, who scored just two points in the Panthers season opener, made 7 of 15 shots. He last scored 18 points on December 30, 2015. D'Marcus Simonds added 14 points, made seven assists and grabbed seven boards. Georgia State made 11 3-pointers, Thomas and Isaiah Williams with three each.

A.J. LaPray and Ako Adams led Rice (0-2) with 12 and 10 points, respectively. The Owls shot 36 percent from the floor (15-42) and were 8 of 23 on 3-pointers.

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter is one win shy of 400.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Georgia State 2-0 423375
home team logo Rice 0-2 252954
Team Stats
away team logo Georgia State 2-0 76.9 PPG 37 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo Rice 0-2 75.3 PPG 39.9 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
15
D. Simonds 19.2 PPG 5.1 RPG 3.7 APG 42.9 FG%
24
C. Mullins 12.8 PPG 2.2 RPG 2.4 APG 42.5 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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