The Panthers, the back-to-back Sun Belt regular season champs don’t need to drop a second game on the road because they face next a tough five-game homestand featuring Troy, South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette and Georgia Southern.
Lafayette and Monroe were preseason Nos. 1 and 3 in the Sun Belt. Troy has given Georgia State problems in the past. And right now, with the offense still trying to establish a rhythm and identity, problems need to be minimized.
The Panthers were bombarded with 11 3-pointers by the Mavericks. It was the most 3-pointers on the most attempts (27) against Georgia State this season. The Panthers also gave up a season-high in rebounds in a perfect trifecta for defeat.
Jeff Thomas scored a career-high 21 points, but Jeremy Hollowell and Isaiah Williams combined to score just nine points and missed 15 of their 18 shots.
Texas State is coming off an 80-66 win over Georgia Southern.
Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?
These are all just guesses because no one outside of coach Ron Hunter can predict who he will start.
G Kevin Ware. Averaging 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
G Isaiah Williams. Averaging 8.1 points and 2.9 assists per game.
F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
G Jeff Thomas. Averaging 7.4 points per game.
F TJ Shipes. Averaging 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
3 key facts about Georgia State
Panthers are averaging 67.1 points per game.
Panthers are allowing 61.9 points per game.
Panthers have a minus-4.5 rebounding margin.
Who are the key players for Texas State?
Emani Gant is averaging a team-high 15.8 points and team-high 7.4 rebounds per game.
Kavin Gilder-Tilbury is averaging 12.2 points per game.
Ethan Montalvo is averaging 10.1 points per game and has hit a team-high 1.7 3-pointers per game.
3 key facts about Texas State
The Bobcats are averaging 70.6 points per game.
The Bobcats are allowing 58.3 points per game.
The Bobcats are hitting 32.6 percent of their 3-pointers, or 4.2 per game.
Is it on the radio?
Yes. 1340AM and 1230AM. Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak will be your hosts.
Is it on TV?