LAS VEGAS — Devin Mitchell posted a career high seven 3-pointers to lead Georgia State to a 68-50 win over Eastern Washington on Monday.
Mitchell made a pair of 3-pointers in a 14-2 run to open the second half and had two more treys in a 10-0 run that left the Panthers ahead 58-31 with 7½ minutes remaining.
He finished 7 of 8 from the arc and 8 of 10 overall for a career high 23 points.
The Panthers were 10 of 15 on 3-point tries.
D’Marcus Simonds scored eight straight points to give Georgia State (3-1) the lead for good at 15-12 with six minutes left in the first half. Simonds finished with 19 points.
Ron Hunter got his 400th victory in his 24th year as a head coach, the last seven at Georgia State after leaving IUPUI.
Jacob Davison came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points, the only Eagle to score in double figures. EWU gave up 23 points off 21 turnovers.
Georgia State will play Prairie View A&M for the championship of the “Middleweight Bracket” at the MGM Main Event on Wednesday. EWU will face Eastern Kentucky.