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Georgia St outlasts UT Arlington 63-58 in Sun Belt opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) D'Marcus Simonds scored 15 points and Georgia State outlasted UT Arlington 63-58 in a cold-shooting Sun Belt Conference opener on Thursday night.

Simonds did most of his scoring at the free-throw line, sinking 9 of 14 for the Panthers (10-4). Georgia State won despite shooting 41 percent from the floor, 38 percent from 3-point range and making 23 of 38 foul shots (60.5 percent). Devin Mitchell and Malik Benlevi added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Brian Warren and reserve David Azore scored 13 apiece for the Mavericks (4-10), who shot even worse than the Panthers on their home floor. UTA shot 36 percent from the floor and that included a 2-for-25 effort from beyond the arc. The Mavericks made 16 of 22 (73 percent) at the free-throw line. Radshad Davis contributed 11 points and eight rebounds and Edric Dennis scored 11 but made just 2 of 12 from distance.

Georgia State led 31-28 at halftime. Jeff Thomas opened the second half with a 3-pointer to push the Panthers' lead to six and they never trailed after intermission. Davis' 3-point play pulled UTA within 57-55 with 29 seconds left, but Georgia State hit 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to hold on.

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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 10-4 313263
home team logo Texas-Arlington 4-10 283058
Team Stats
away team logo Georgia State 10-4 77.1 PPG 35.5 RPG 12.4 APG
home team logo Texas-Arlington 4-10 69.2 PPG 40.7 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
15
D. Simonds 18.4 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.7 APG 41.5 FG%
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B. Warren 15.4 PPG 2.6 RPG 3.6 APG 39.7 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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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
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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