Georgia State game thread: Texas-Arlington

Georgia State will host Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. (Hyosub Shin / AJC)

Georgia State will play at Texas-Arlington on Wednesday. (Hyosub Shin / AJC)

The Georgia State men’s basketball team (7-2) will open defense of its Sun Belt regular season and tournament titles at Texas-Arlington (9-2) on Wednesday.

Last games

The Panthers have won four consecutive games, most recently a 64-62 victory over Middle Tennessee at the GSU Sports Arena.

Kevin Ware led the Panthers with 18 points, while Isaiah Williams scored 13, Markus Crider 12 and Jeremy Hollowell 10.

The Mavericks have won five consecutive games, most recently a 98-40 victory over Sul Ross State. The Mavs have posted wins over Ohio State, Memphis Rice, Bradley and North Texas.

Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?

G Kevin Ware. Averaging 12.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

G Isaiah Williams. Averaging 12.5 points, 5 assists and two steals in last two starts.

F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 15.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

G Jeff Thomas. Averaging 5.9 points per game.

F TJ Shipes. Averaging 4.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

3 key facts about Georgia State

Panthers are averaging 66.8 points per game.

Panthers are allowing 59.3 points per game.

Panthers’ defense is limiting opponents to 29.3 field goal percentage on 3-point shots.

Who are the key players for Texas-Arlington?

F Kevin Hervey is averaging 17.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.

G Erick Neal is averaging 13.5 points and hitting 36.2 percent of his 3-pointers. He also has 21 steals.

G Jalen Jones is averaging 9.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

3 key facts about Texas-Arlington

The Mavs are averaging 80.5 points per game.

The Mavs are allowing 64.4 points per game.

The Mavs have a turnover margin of plus-3.2.

Is it on the radio?

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

Is it on TV?


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