NEW ORLEANS (AP) D'Marcus Simonds scored 17 points, Jeremy Hollowell added 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and second-seeded Georgia State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 86-76 in Friday's quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Malik Benlevi scored 15 and Isaiah Williams had 14 for the Panthers (20-11), who snapped the Ragin' Cajuns' seven-game win streak and will face either No. 3 Georgia Southern (18-13) or No. 6 Troy (19-14) in Saturday's semifinals.
Trailing by 15 early in the second half, Louisiana-Lafayette closed to 66-60 on Jerekius Davis' jumper, but Georgia State took a 10-point lead with 1:47 left on Isaiah Dennis' layup. Jay Wright's jumper cut the deficit to eight with 54 seconds left, but Louisiana-Lafayette got no closer.