Utah Valley St. 56, Georgia St. 69
ATLANTA (AP)—Eric Buckner scored 15 points and Brandon McGee and Marques Johnson added 12 points each as Georgia State won its second straight with a 69-56 victory over Utah Valley on Tuesday night.
Buckner, a 6-foot-10 junior college transfer, also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Panthers (2-1). It’s the second year in a row that GSU has defeated the Wolverines (0-3).
Holton Hunsaker led Utah Valley with 12 points.
With the Panthers holding a single-digit lead with 7 minutes to go, freshman Devonta White, who finished with 10 points, nailed a 3-pointer . Then Buckner completed a three-point play that put Georgia State ahead, 58-48, with 6:35 to play. The Panthers maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Georgia State forced 20 Utah Valley turnovers and outrebounded the Wolverines, 36-25, including 16 on the offensive glass.