Georgia State game thread: Troy

(Courtesy of Michael Wade for Georgia State)

(Courtesy of Michael Wade for Georgia State)

The Georgia State men’s basketball team (8-3) begins a five-game homestand against Troy tonight at the GSU Sports Arena.

Georgia State’s 8-3 start is tied for second-best in program history. The team has won 12 consecutive games at home and 30 of its past 31.

Last games

The Panthers split a recent two-game road trip with a loss to Texas-Arlington followed by a win over Texas State.

Troy (5-8, 0-2) has lost three consecutive games. They fell to Ole Miss 83-80 in overtime (the same Rebels team that beat Georgia State 68-69), Arkansas State 84-81 and Arkansas-Little Rock 67-61.

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Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?

G Kevin Ware. Averaging 12.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

G Isaiah Williams. Averaging 8.5 points and 3.0 assists per game.

F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 14.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

G Jeff Thomas. Averaging 7.2 points per game.

F TJ Shipes. Averaging 4.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

3 key facts about Georgia State

Panthers are averaging 66.3 points per game, last in the Sun Belt.

Panthers are allowing 60.5 points per game, third-best in the Sun Belt.

Panthers’ opponents are hitting 29.4 percent of their 3-pointers, worst in the Sun Belt.

Who are the key players for Troy?

Wesley Person is averaging a team-high 17.4 points per game.

Jordon Varnado is averaging 17.3 points per game.

John Walton III is averaging 8.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

3 key facts about Troy

The Trojans are averaging 75.8 points per game but allowing 76.3.

The Trojans are hitting 32.9 percent of their 3-pointers.

The Trojans have a turnover margin of plus-1.3 per game.

Is it on the radio?

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

Is it on TV?

ESPN3.

Can I follow you on Twitter?

Sure, but only if you follow me @DougRobersonAJC


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