Georgia State beats Jacksonville State on 16 points from Moynihan

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP)—Michael Moynihan had 16 points and led five players in double-digits as Georgia State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to defeat Jacksonville State 85-78 on Saturday night.

Georgia State (8-19) outscored the Gamecocks (6-21) 45-28 in the second half by shooting 58 percent from the field.

Leonard Mendez scored 15 points on five 3-pointers, Kevin Lott had 13 and a game-high seven rebounds, Ousman Krubally scored 12 points and Deven Dickerson added 10.

Jonathan Toles scored a career-high for 23 points for the Gamecocks. DeAndre Bray scored 15 points, Jeremy Bynum followed with 11 and Will Ginn added 10.

Moynihan hit a 3-pointer that put the Panthers ahead 73-67 with four minutes to play, then made six straight free throws down the stretch. He was 8-for-10 from the line on the night.

Jacksonville State led 50-40 at the half and extended its lead to 59-45 early in the second before Georgia State went on a 17-4 run to pull within one at 63-62 at the 12-minute mark.

Lott put the Panthers ahead for good, 68-66, with a pair of free throws with 5:54 left.

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 Georgia St.
Leonard Mendez Leonard Mendez
5-10,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Jacksonville St.
Jonathan Toles Jonathan Toles
5-10,  23 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists

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