The Georgia State men’s basketball team (13-11, 6-9 Sun Belt) will host Arkansas State (11-15, 7-8) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Panthers have lost seven of eight games because of an inefficient offense and lack of transition game. Though coach Ron Hunter is proud of the team’s defense, it still gives up too many offensive rebounds, which robs the offense of more chances to score while give the opponents more chances. A double whammy, as it were.
Arkansas State was routed by Georgia Southern 90-59.
Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?
G Kevin Ware. Averaging 12.2 points per game. Hunter called he and Hollowell out after the loss to Arkansas-Little Rock, saying the team’s two best players have to play better. They combined to miss 16-of-20 shots in the game.
G Austin Donaldson. It may be time to move the freshmen into the starting five. Hunter said he loves how he plays coming off the bench. However, the season is at stake. To not make the Sun Belt tournament after winning it last year and being picked to finish second this season would be a kill the program’s momentum.
F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 14.6 points per game.
F Jordan Session. The sophomore had career highs of 11 points and 25 minutes in the win over Little Rock. All of his points came in the first half.
F Markus Crider. Averaging 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
3 key facts about Georgia State
Panthers are averaging 64.8 points per game, among the worst of Division I teams.
Panthers are allowing 64.2 points per game overall, among the top 20 in Division I.
The Panthers are being outrebounded by 4.3 per game in all games, 4.9 in conference play.
Who are the key players for Arkansas State?
Devin Carter is averaging 17.2 points per game and hitting 42.4 percent of his 3-pointers.
Anthony Livingston is averaging 15.7 points and 9 rebounds per game.
Donte Thomas is averaging 11.9 points per game.
3 key facts about Arkansas State
The Red Wolves are averaging 74.3 points per game and allowing 75.6.
The Red Wolves are hitting 32.2 percent of their 3-pointers.
The Red Wolves are down to a seven-man rotation.
Is it on the radio?
Yes. 1340AM and 1230FA. Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak will be your hosts.
Is it on TV?
Yes, it’s on ESPN3.
Can I follow you on Twitter?
Sure, but only if you follow me @DougRobersonAJC
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