Georgia State beats Delaware 54-41 in CAA tourney

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Joe Dukes scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half to lead Georgia State to a 54-41 victory Friday in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

Dukes grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists for the Panthers (12-19), who advanced to the quarterfinals to play top-seeded Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday. Leonard Mendez had 12 points for the Panthers.

Rashad Chase also had 13 rebounds for Georgia State, which outrebounded the Blue Hens 45-34. The Panthers forced Delaware (13-19) into its worst shooting of the season, 28 percent, including 2-for-21 from 3-point range.

Georgia State used a 10-0 run to claim a 37-24 lead with 12:09 left in the second half. The Blue Hens got no closer than six, and managed only two field goals in the final 9:17.

Marc Egerson and Alphonso Dawson each had 11 points for Delaware.

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 Top Performers
 Delaware
Marc Egerson Marc Egerson
2-11,  11 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Georgia St.
Joe Dukes Joe Dukes
3-11,  15 Pts
12 Rebs, 5 Assists

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