Thursday Night’s Sun Belt Scores
It was a home team night in the Sun Belt Conference Thursday night.
Home teams won five out of the six games played and the sixth team lost by just one point.
Besides Louisiana's dominating 76-57 win over South Alabama, here's what else went on in the league.
GEORGIA STATE 81, UTA 75--A big night for D'Marcus Simonds as the sophomore scored 29 points, had ten rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks to lead the Panthers (15-6, 6-2). UTA (13-9, 4-5) led by seven in the second half before Georgia State rallied. Kevin Hervey led the Mavericks with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
APPALACHIAN STATE 72, LITTLE ROCK 67 (OT)--Tyrel Johnson's blocked shot forced an overtime period and App State (9-13, 4-5) came back from eleven points down in the second half to get the win. O'Showen Williams had 13 points to lead the Mountaineers, while the Trojans (5-16, 2-6) were paced by Andre Jones with 15 points.
ULM 76, TROY 71--The Warhawks (8-11, 2-6) rallied from a 15 point second half deficit to get a hard fought win over Troy (9-12, 3-5) at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Three straight three pointers started a 21-5 rally that got the Warhawks the lead. Michael Ertel had 22 points for the winners, while Travis Munnings added 21. Wesley Person became Troy's all time leading scorer in the loss, tallying 22 points.
TEXAS STATE 62, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 61--The Bobcats were the only team to win on the road last night as Tre Nottingham's free throw with 3.7 seconds left proved to be the game winner. Nijal Pearson had 22 points for Texas State. Tookie Brown, who missed a shot at the buzzer, had 25 points for the Eagles (14-7, 5-3).
COASTAL CAROLINA 62, ARKANSAS STATE 47--It was a double double for Artur Labinowicz last night as the sophomore tallied 17 points and ten rebounds to lead the Chanticleers (9-13, 3-6) to their second straight win. The Red Wolves (7-14, 2-6) shot just 25 percent (17-68) from the field and missed 30 shots from three point range.
TEXAS ST. 7-2
GEORGIA ST 6-2
GEORGIA SO. 5-3
SOUTH AL 4-4
APP ST. 4-5
COASTAL CAR 3-6
LITTLE ROCK 2-6
ARK ST. 2-6