5 things to watch in Georgia State vs. Georgia Southern


The Georgia State men’s basketball team (14-11, 7-9 Sun Belt) will visit Georgia Southern (12-14, 8-8) at 6 p.m. today. The Panthers won the first meeting, 69-66, in overtime.

This is a fairly important game for seeding in the upcoming Sun Belt men’s basketball tournament. The Eagles are in fifth and the Panthers sixth with four games remaining. Only the top eight teams will make it to the tourney in New Orleans. Neither has clinched a spot in the event.

Here are the conference standings going into Tuesday:

Arkansas Little Rock    14-2

Louisiana-Monroe        11-5

Louisiana-Lafayette     10-6

Texas-Arlington             9-6

Georgia Southern          8-8

Georgia State                  7-9

South Alabama              7-9

Arkansas State               7-9

Texas State                     5-10

Appalachian State         5-11

Troy                                 4-12


Last games

The Panthers defeated Arkansas State 69-61.

Georgia Southern was defeated by Arkansas-Little Rock 75-61.

Who are the expected starters for Georgia State?

G Kevin Ware. Averaging 12.2 points per game.

G Austin Donaldson. The freshman will likely make his second start. For more on Donaldson, click here.

F Jeremy Hollowell. Averaging a team-high 14.8 points per game. He is averaging 18.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in past four games.

F Jordan Session. The sophomore will likely make his third consecutive start. He is averaging 6.5 points in the past two games.

F Markus Crider. Averaging 8.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

3 key facts about Georgia State

Panthers are averaging 65 points per game, among the lowest of Division I teams.

Panthers are allowing 64.1 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 Georgia Southern?

Tookie Brown is averaging 18 points per game and hitting 37.7 percent of his 3-pointers.

Mike Hughes is averaging 14.3 points and hitting 36.4 percent of his 3-pointers. He didn’t play in the loss to Arkansas-Little Rock.

Ike Smith is averaging 11.6 points per game.

3 key facts about Georgia Southern

The Eagles are averaging 76.8 points per game and allowing 75.2.

The Eagles are hitting 33 percent of their 3-pointers.

The Eagles have a turnover margin of plus-3.7 per game.

Is it on the radio?

Yes. 1340AM and 1230AM. Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak will be your hosts.

Is it on TV?

Yes, it’s on ESPN2.

Can I follow you on Twitter?

Sure, but only if you follow me @DougRobersonAJC

Here are more posts:

An update on Georgia State’s practice facility;

Georgia State/Atlanta bid to host the Sun Belt basketball tournament;

Georgia State and North Carolina schedule home-and-home football series;

Georgia State loses an assistant football coach;

Video: Ron Hunter after the loss to UALR

Other stories of interest:

Georgia State schedules home-and-home series with Vanderbilt;

How did Georgia State do on ESPN channels;

Trent Miles reviews Georgia State’s special teams and recruiting

Trent Miles reviews Georgia State’s offense

Trent Miles reviews Georgia State’s defense

Georgia State finds out its Sun Belt opponents for 2016

Georgia State welcomes six early enrollees

Georgia State adds Tennessee State to football schedule

Georgia State’s Hart named All-American

Ongoing review/preview series

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Wide receivers

Running backs


Ongoing 2016 schedule previews



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