ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Roberts scored 17 points as Georgia State topped Appalachian State 76-65 on Thursday night. Nelson Phillips added 16 points for the Panthers, while Kane Williams chipped in 15.
Roberts shot 5 for 6 from deep. Phillips also had three blocks, while Williams posted seven rebounds.
Damon Wilson had 10 points for Georgia State (17-9, 10-5 Sun Belt Conference).
Corey Allen, who led the Panthers in scoring entering the contest with 15 points per game, shot only 20% for the game (1 of 5).
The Panthers swatted a season-high 10 blocks.
Kendall Lewis scored a season-high 24 points and had seven rebounds for the Mountaineers (14-12, 8-7). O'Showen Williams added 17 points. Justin Forrest had 11 points and six assists.
The Panthers improve to 2-0 against the Mountaineers on the season. Georgia State defeated Appalachian State 69-60 on Jan. 2. Georgia State matches up against Coastal Carolina at home on Saturday. Appalachian State matches up against Georgia Southern on the road on Saturday.