ATLANTA (AP) Tyree Ihenacho's 15 points helped James Madison defeat Georgia State 63-47 in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both schools on Thursday night.

Ihenacho also contributed four steals for the Dukes (10-4). Noah Freidel was 3 of 9 shooting, including 2 for 7 from distance, and went 5 for 7 from the line to add 13 points. Takal Molson shot 5 for 13, including 0 for 4 from beyond the arc to finish with 12 points.

Dwon Odom led the Panthers (7-6) in scoring, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Evan Johnson added nine points for Georgia State. Brenden Tucker also had seven points and two steals.


Both teams next play Saturday. James Madison visits Marshall while Georgia State hosts South Alabama.


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