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Simonds finishes strong as Georgia St. beats Texas St. 54-50

ATLANTA (AP) D'Marcus Simonds scored eight of his 20 points in the final minute as Georgia State rallied to slip past Texas State 54-50 in a battle for second place in the Sun Belt Conference on Saturday afternoon.

Georgia State (16-6, 7-2) trails only Louisiana in the conference standings.

Simonds outscored Texas State 8-2 in the final 1:25 as he hit a jumper and a layup for a 50-48 lead with 57 seconds left. He then made four straight free throws to cap the scoring and seal the win.

Alex Peacock drilled a trey and Nijal Pearson added a layup to give the Bobcats a 48-44 lead with 5:50 remaining, but Texas State was held to two points the rest of the way.

Jeff Thomas had 14 points with eight rebounds and Jordan Session grabbed 11 boards for Georgia State.

Pearson had 12 points and Immanuel King added nine with 13 rebounds for Texas State (14-9, 7-3).

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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 Texas St. 14-9 232750
home team logo Georgia St. 16-6 213354
Team Stats
away team logo Texas St. 14-9 66.4 PPG 37.3 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Georgia St. 16-6 74.7 PPG 37 RPG 13.0 APG
Key Players
22
N. Pearson 15.2 PPG 6.0 RPG 2.4 APG 39.4 FG%
15
D. Simonds 21.2 PPG 5.7 RPG 4.4 APG 46.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB