Georgia State game threads: Troy and IUPUI


Look up at the headline.

Threads. You see that? Not thread. Threads.

Did I just blow your mind?

The Georgia State football team will host Troy at 2 p.m. in the Georgia Dome. The men’s basketball team will host IUPUI at 7 p.m. in the Sports Arena.

Because I’m going to cover both, I thought I’d combine the two into one blog entry. Hence, threads.

Let’s start with football:


Last games

The Panthers (4-6, 3-3) defeated South Alabama 24-10 for their second consecutive win.

The Panthers set season lows for points and yards allowed.

Troy was beaten by Georgia Southern 45-10 two weeks ago.

3 key facts about Georgia State

Georgia State is going to honor 25 seniors today in the season’s last home game.

Georgia State needs a win to keep alive its hopes of reaching bowl eligibility.

Georgia State’s passing attack (344.5 yards per game) is the best in the Sun Belt.

3 key facts about Troy

Troy leads the conference in passing defense (182.5 yards per game).

Troy is averaging 2.2 sacks and 7.1 tackles for loss per game this season.

Troy’s offense is averaging 27.3 points per game

Is it on the radio?

Yes. 1340AM and 1230AM. Dave Cohen, Rodney Turner and Brandon Leak will be your hosts.

Is it on TV?

Yes. ESPN3.

Can I follow you on Twitter

Sure. @DougRobersonAJC



Switching to basketball now



Last games

The Panthers (2-1) were beaten by Ole Miss 68-59 on Wednesday in Oxford.

Jeremy Hollowell scored 23 points for the Panthers, which were outrebounded 39-20.

IUPUI (3-4) is coming off a 78-68 loss to South Alabama on Tuesday, and was beaten by Kennesaw State 71-63 the day before that.

Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?

G Kevin Ware. Averaging 112.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.

G Isaiah Dennis. Averaging 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds.

F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 20 points but only 3.5 rebounds.

G Jeff Thomas. I think Ron Hunter is going to turn back to Thomas to try get him and the offense going.

F Markus Crider. Averaging 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds.

3 key facts about Georgia State

Hunter was the coach of IUPUI for 17 seasons before coming to Georgia State. The two teams met last year in Indianapolis.

Panthers have won nine consecutive games at home.

Panthers are hitting just 60 percent of their free throws.

Who are the key players for IUPUI?

Darell Combs. Averaging a team-high 13.3 points but hitting just 24 percent of his 3-pointers.

Jordan Pickett. Averaging 11.7 points per game.

Nick Osborne. Averaging 10.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

3 key facts about IUPUI

Jags are averaging 69.3 points per game.

Jags are shooting just 39.9 percent.

Jags are being outrebounded by 4 per game.

Is it on the radio?

Yes. 1340AM and 1230AM. Dave Cohen, Rodney Turner and Brandon Leak will be your hosts.

Is it on TV?

Yes. Sam Crenshaw and Jihad Ali will be your ESPN3 hosts.


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