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Georgia State beats Chattanooga 71-48 behind Simonds' 21

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) D'Marcus Simonds had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists as Georgia State cruised by Chattanooga 71-48 on Saturday.

Georgia State (9-4) closed out its non-conference slate by tying a program record for wins before league play. The Panthers have won six of their last eight, with two losses coming in overtime.

Jordan Session added 12 points and Jeff Thomas 11 for Georgia State (8-4). Simonds, who entered ranked 30th in the nation at 21.2 points per game, was 10-of-14 shooting.

Simonds scored 16 points in the first half as Georgia State had an 18-point lead (33-15) after shooting 59 percent. The Panthers opened the second half by scoring the first 10 points during a 17-3 run for a 53-21 lead.

Nat Dixon paced Chattanooga (6-7) with 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting. The Mocs were 10 of 39 (26 percent) from the field with seven minutes remaining and finished at 30.2 percent.

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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 9-4 333871
home team logo Chattanooga 6-7 153348
Team Stats
away team logo Georgia State 9-4 76.4 PPG 35.3 RPG 12.2 APG
home team logo Chattanooga 6-7 70.9 PPG 37.6 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
15
D. Simonds 18.4 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.6 APG 41.3 FG%
34
K. Easley 14.2 PPG 6.7 RPG 1.2 APG 44.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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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