Georgia State game thread: Louisiana-Monroe

Georgia State's Ron Hunter will coach Thursday's men's basketball game without wearing shoes and socks to help the charity Samaritan's Feet. (Georgia State)

Georgia State’s Ron Hunter will coach Thursday’s men’s basketball game without wearing shoes and socks to help the charity Samaritan’s Feet. (Georgia State)

The Georgia State men’s basketball team (10-3, 3-1 Sun Belt) will host Louisiana-Monroe (6-9, 2-2) on Thursday at the GSU Sports Arena.

It is the annual “Barefoot for Bare Feet” game to help the charity Samaritan’s Feet raise awareness of the issue of a lack of socks and shoes — and the health issues that can occur from a lack of footwear — for people in impoverished areas around the world.

Last games

Georgia State defeated South Alabama 70-55 to improve to 32-1 in their last 33 games at home.

Louisiana-Monroe lost at Arkansas-Little Rock, 58-57.


Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?

G Kevin Ware. Averaging 13.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. He has hit six 3-pointers in the past two games.

G Isaiah Williams. Averaging 9.0 points and 2.9 assists per game.

F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 15.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He was named the Sun Belt Conference player of the week for his work last week.

G Jeff Thomas. Averaging 6.3 points per game.

F TJ Shipes. Averaging 4.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

3 key facts about Georgia State

Panthers are averaging 67 points per game overall, but 71.4 points per game game in conference games.

Panthers are allowing 60.6 points per game overall and 62.4 within the conference.

Panthers’ opponents are hitting 28.8 percent of their 3-pointers.

Who are the key players for Louisiana-Monroe?

Majok Denis is averaging a team-high 19.9 points per game and grabbing 7.4 rebounds.

Travis Munnings is averaging 10.4 points and a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game.

Justin Roberson is averaging 10.8 per game and hitting 41.9 percent of his 3-pointers.

3 key facts about Louisiana-Monroe

Monroe is averaging 64.6 points per game in the conference, and allowing 60.5.

Monroe is hitting 32.6 percent of its 3-pointers.

Monroe is outrebounding opponents by 3.6 per game.

Is it on the radio?

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

Is it on TV?

ESPN3. Sam Crenshaw and Jihad Ali will be your hosts.

Can I follow you on Twitter?

Sure, but only if you follow me @DougRobersonAJC


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