LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Devin Mitchell scored a career-high 38 points to lead Georgia State to its ninth straight Sun Belt Conference victory, an 81-51 thrashing of Little Rock on Saturday night.
The Panthers ran away with this one in the second half in preparation for their showdown with league-leader Louisiana on Thursday. Georgia State (18-6, 9-2) will host the Ragin' Cajuns, who have won 10 straight and remain undefeated in conference play.
Georgia State started its current win streak by beating Little Rock in Atlanta 73-64 last month.
Mitchell nailed a career-best 10 of 13 from beyond the arc while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out four assists. D'Marcus Simonds added 12 points with eight assists, and Jordan Session chipped in 11 points with nine rebounds and two blocks.
The Panthers spotted Little Rock a 5-0 lead before going on a 20-4 run and finished the first half with a 38-24 lead. They won the second period 43-27.
Georgia State drained 15 of 27 from distance while hitting 27 of 50 field-goal attempts.
Cameron Corcoran had 18 points for Little Rock (5-19, 2-9).