Brooks, Southern Miss edge Georgia State 69-67

Brooks, Southern Miss edge Georgia State 69-67
December 18, 2012, 10:06 pm
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ATLANTA (AP) Jerrold Brooks scored 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lift Southern Mississippi to a 69-67 win over Georgia State on Tuesday night.

The Golden Eagles (8-3), who have won two in a row after three straight losses, trailed by 11 with 12:25 to go.

Southern Miss chipped away, finally pulling ahead 65-63 with 2:21 remaining.

After the Panthers (5-6) tied it at 65, Brooks hit his 3-pointer with 2:03 to go. Georgia State missed three field goal attempts before a tip shot by Markus Crider made it 68-67 with 6 seconds left.

One second later, Brooks went to the line and made the second of two free throws. After a Panthers timeout, Crider missed a 3-point attempt from the top of the circle with 2 seconds remaining.

R.J. Hunter scored 24 points to lead Georgia State, which made 10 of 24 3-pointers but only 15 of 22 free throws.