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Blackston's double-double helps PVAMU beat Georgia State

LAS VEGAS (AP) Gary Blackston had a double-double and Zachary Hamilton scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Prairie View A&M beat Georgia State 71-56 on Wednesday night to win the Middleweight bracket of the MGM Grand Main Event.

Blackston, a junior college transfer playing his fifth game for Prairie View (2-3) had career highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Dennis Jones added 13 points.

Jones and Blackston sandwiched 3-pointers around a layup by Georgia State's Devin Mitchell to start a 15-2 run that made it 26-13 and PVAMU led the rest of the way. Georgia State (3-2), which trailed by 13 at the break, used a 10-3 spurt - as Prairie View missed its first six second-half field-goal attempts - to trim its deficit to four points with about 10 minutes to go, but PVAMU scored nine straight points to make it 57-43 with six minutes left and Georgia State never again threatened.

Malik Benlevi had 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and D'Marcus Simonds scored 16 for Georgia State.

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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 Prairie View 2-3 403171
home team logo Georgia St. 3-2 272956
Team Stats
away team logo Prairie View 2-3 73.4 PPG 37 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo Georgia St. 3-2 77.0 PPG 35.1 RPG 12.5 APG
Key Players
3
G. Blackston 15.5 PPG 7.7 RPG 1.8 APG 42.2 FG%
15
D. Simonds 18.9 PPG 5.1 RPG 3.7 APG 42.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB