Georgia State game thread: UAB

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The Georgia State men’s basketball team (3-1) will play at UAB (3-3) at 9 tonight.

Both teams were No. 14 seeds in last year’s NCAA tournament, and both won their first games.

Last games

The Panthers needed overtime to defeat IUPUI 78-72.

Jeremy Hollowell and Kevin Ware scored 18 points each. The Panthers had 22 turnovers.

UAB is coming off an 82-77 overtime loss to Virginia Tech.

Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?

G Kevin Ware. Averaging 14 points and 4 rebounds in two games.

G Isaiah Williams. Averaging 8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. Played very well against IUPUI.

F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 19.5 points but only 3 rebounds, a stat that coach Run Hunter must improve.

F Malik Benlevi. Averaging 2.8 points.

F Markus Crider. Averaging 7.3 points and 4 rebounds.

3 key facts about Georgia State

Panthers are averaging 71.8 points per game.

Panthers are allowing 63 points per game.

Panthers have a turnover margin of plus-5.3 per game.

Who are the key players for UAB?

F Chris Cokley. Averaging a team-high 15.2 points and 8 rebounds per game.

G Robert Brown. Averaging 10.7 points and is second on team with 23 assists.

G Nick Norton. Averaging 8.3 points per game.

3 key facts about UAB

Blazers are averaging 70.2 points per game.

Blazers are allowing 69.5 points per game.

Blazers have a rebounding margin of plus-3.

Is it on the radio?

Yes. 1340AM and 88.5FM. Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak will be your hosts.

Is it on TV?

Yes. It will be on the American Sports network.

 


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