NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Leonard Mendez scored 19 points, including a key free throw with 11.7 seconds left, as Georgia State edged Delaware 54-53 in a Colonial Athletic Association game Saturday.
Mendez hit the second of two foul shots with 11.7 seconds remaining to give the Panthers (2-7 CAA, 5-14 overall) a 54-50 lead. Brian Johnson hit a three-pointer at the final buzzer for Delaware to cut the margin to one.
Georgia State snapped a six-game losing streak in beating Delaware (6-3, 9-10) for the third time in three meetings. The loss broke a five-game home winning streak for the Blue Hens.
Georgia State rallied from a 10-point deficit early in the second half to lead by as many as four points with just under seven minutes left in the contest. Delaware took the lead briefly, 48-47, on Jim Ledsome's tip-in with 4:24 left, but D.J. Jones scored off an offensive rebound with 3:55 remaining to give the Panthers a 49-48 advantage and Georgia State never trailed again.