Utah Valley St. 56, Georgia St. 69

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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.

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 Top Performers
 Utah Valley
Ben Aird Ben Aird
2-5,  8 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Georgia St.
Eric Buckner Eric Buckner
5-6,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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