Simonds scores 27 to lift Georgia St. past Troy 77-63

ATLANTA (AP) — D’Marcus Simonds had 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Georgia State defeated Troy 77-63 on Wednesday night.

Devin Mitchell had 14 points for Georgia State (17-8, 8-4 Sun Belt Conference). Jeff Thomas added 11 points. Kane Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds for the hosts.

Javan Johnson had 13 points and five assists for the Trojans (11-13, 4-8). Alex Hicks added 10 points. Devante Foster had 10 points.

The Panthers leveled the season series against the Trojans with the win. Troy defeated Georgia State 77-75 on Jan. 19.

Georgia State takes on South Alabama at home on Friday.

Troy plays Georgia Southern on the road on Friday.