Georgia State game thread: Emmanuel

Markus Crider scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Saturday's win over Arkansas State. (Photo courtesy of Randy Wilson and Georgia State)

(Photo courtesy of Randy Wilson and Georgia State)

Georgia State will continue its men’s basketball regular season by hosting Emmanuel at 7 tonight at the GSU Sports Arena.

Last year

Georgia State went 25-10, winning the Sun Belt’s regular season and tournament titles. The Panthers famously defeated Baylor in the second round of the NCAA tournament, before losing to Xavier in the third round.

Last game

The Panthers defeated Middle Georgia State 73-54 last week to open the season. The Panthers zone defense forced the Knights to miss 15 of their 16 3-pointers.

Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?

G Kevin Ware. Scored 14 points in the opener.

G Isaiah Dennis. Had four assists and five rebounds in opener.

F Jeremy Hollowell. Transfer from Indiana had 12 points and five rebounds in opener.

F Jeff Thomas. The freshman had five points and struggled with his shot in the opener.

F Markus Crider. Fouled out in the opener.

Is it on the radio?

Yes. 1340AM. Dave Cohen, Rodney Turner and Brandon Leak will be your hosts.

Is it on TV?

Yes. It will be on ESPN3. Sam Crenshaw and former Georgia State star Jihad Ali will be the broadcast team.

Cool facts

Georgia State is trying to get of its first 2-0 start since 2000-01.

Georgia State is 26-1 in its past 27 games at the Sports Arena.

Crider will play in his 101st games on Thursday, just 25 away from a school record.



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