Georgia State game thread: Wright State

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

Markus Crider is from Ohio, so Friday night’s game will be a homecoming. (Photo courtesy of Randy Wilson and Georgia State)

The Georgia State men’s basketball team (3-2) will play at Wright State (3-4) at 7:30 tonight.

This is a homecoming for coach Ron Hunter, who grew up in Dayton, as well as for players Markus Crider and Jeff Thomas, who grew up in Dayton and Norwalk, Ohio, respectively.

The Panthers practiced on Hunter’s old high school on Thursday. He made a 3-pointer on his first attempt before leaving the gym.

Last games

The Panthers were beaten by UAB 64-57.

Jeremy Hollowell led the Panthers with 15 points. Kevin Ware added 11. The Panthers missed 10 of their 13 3-pointers

Wright State defeated Albion 68-50.

Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?

G Kevin Ware. Averaging 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds.

G Isaiah Dennis. I think Hunter is going to go back to Dennis to start at point.

F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 18.6 points.

G Jeff Thomas. I think Hunter is going to start Thomas in his homecoming game in an attempt to get the sharpshooter’s game going.

F Markus Crider. Averaging 8.2 points and 4.2 rebounds.

3 key facts about Georgia State

Panthers are averaging 68.8 points per game.

Panthers are allowing 63.2 points per game.

Panthers have a turnover margin of plus-4.2 per game.

Who are the key players for Wright State?

Mark Alstork. Averaging a team-high 12.1 points per game. Hitting 42.9 percent of his 3-pointers.

Joe Thomasson. Averaging 11.9 points and a team-high 5.9 rebounds per game.

JT Yoho. Averaging 10.8 points per game and hitting 55.6 percent (10 of 18) of his 3-pointers

3 key facts about Wright State

Raiders are averaging 62.7 points per game.

Raiders are allowing 64.6 points per game.

Raiders have a rebounding margin of minus-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 ESPN3.


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