ATLANTA -- 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.
ESPN's Dan Dakich joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the SEC's presence in the NBA Draft.
Ted Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
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