Williams hits late FTs, Georgia St. beats Middle Tenn. 64-62

ATLANTA (AP) Isaiah Williams sank two free throws with three seconds remaining to give Georgia State a 64-62 win over Middle Tennessee on Tuesday night.

Joshua Phillips got off a 3-point jumper as time expired but came up short.

Georgia State (7-2), which has won four straight, was ahead 62-57 after Markus Crider's layup with :47 remaining. Middle Tennessee's Perrin Buford made two free throws and Darnell Harris nailed a 3-pointer to tie at 62 with :14 left.

Kevin Ware led the Panthers with 18 points. Williams was 9 of 12 from the line and had 13 points with five assists. Crider chipped in 12 points.

The Panthers hit a scorching 13 of 22 (59 percent) from the floor in the second half while limiting Middle Tennessee to just 8-of-26 shooting (31 percent) in that period.

Reggie Upshaw had 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Middle Tennessee (7-3). Harris also had 18 points.

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