Georgia State pulls away late to beat South Alabama 76-73

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ATLANTA (AP)Kane Williams scored four of his 15 points in the final minute to help Georgia State pull away late and beat Troy 76-73 on Thursday night.

South Alabama led 73-70 with 1:35 remaining. Williams made a layup and jump shot, and Nelson Phillips added two free throws with 10 seconds to play.

Corey Allen had 19 points to lead Georgia State (15-7, 8-3 Sun Belt Conference), which won its ninth straight home game. Phillips and Kane Williams each finished with 15 points. Phillips also had seven rebounds. Justin Roberts added 11 points for the Panthers.

Andre Fox had 20 points for the Jaguars (12-11, 5-7). Josh Ajayi added 15 points. Tyreke Locure had 13 points.

The Panthers improve to 2-0 against the Jaguars this season. Georgia State defeated South Alabama 72-63 on Jan. 16. Georgia State takes on Troy at home on Saturday. South Alabama takes on Georgia Southern on the road on Saturday.

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