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
Georgia Southern 8-8
Georgia State 7-9
South Alabama 7-9
Arkansas State 7-9
Texas State 5-10
Appalachian State 5-11
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.
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?
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