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Georgia State wins seventh straight, beats South Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) D'Marcus Simonds scored 18 points and Jeff Thomas scored the final four points for Georgia State which defeated South Alabama 69-66 on Thursday night for its seventh straight win.

Thomas scored 15 points with nine rebounds and Devin Mitchell made five 3-pointers for his 15 points for the Panthers (14-4, 5-0 Sun Belt).

Kane Williams gave Georgia State the lead with two free throws with 1:09 remaining and Thomas hit a 3-pointer 30 seconds later and added a free throw.

South Alabama had three shots at a tying 3-pointer in the final six seconds.

Josh Ajayi scored 24 points with 11 rebounds and three blocks and Rodrick Sikes scored 12 points for the Jaguars (9-9, 2-3).

Georgia State led by six at halftime and went up by 11 with 17 minutes to go after a 9-0 run. Ajayi scored four straight points to give the Jaguars their only lead of the second half with 1:39 remaining.

Updated January 17, 2019

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