Jeff Thomas set career-highs with 30 points and eight 3-pointers as Georgia State held on for a 62-60 win over in-state rival Mercer on Tuesday at GSU Sports Arena.
Georgia State junior D'Marcus Simonds led the Panthers in a pair of games during the opening week of the season to earn Sun Belt Player of the Week honors as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
Each Tuesday during basketball season, head coach Ron Hunter will join 92.9 The Game's Dukes and Bell during the primetime drive to catch fans up on all the latest around the Georgia State program.
Facing an opponent it has seen more than any other in program history, Georgia State will renew its rivalry with Mercer on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the GSU Sports Arena.
Despite 30 points from junior D'Marcus Simonds, Georgia State fell on the road at Montana 81-74 on Friday night at Dahlberg Arena.
Facing the first of a minimum four 2018 NCAA Tournament teams this season, Georgia State will travel more than halfway across the country to face Montana on Friday night at 9 p.m. ET, at Dahlberg Arena.
Georgia State opened the 2018-19 regular season defeating East Tennessee State 74-68 Tuesday night at GSU Sports Arena, capped off by a Damon Wilson 3-pointer and Jeff Thomas break-away dunk that turned a one-point Panther lead with under a minute to play into a six-point victory.
Facing a 25-win team from a year ago, Georgia State will open the 2018-19 regular season hosting East Tennessee State on Tuesday night in the GSU Sports Arena at 7 p.m.
Georgia State opened the 2018-19 season by defeating Georgia College 78-58 in its lone exhibition game on Thursday night, behind 26 points from senior Malik Benlevi and 17 from senior Jeff Thomas.
Looking to defend a second conference title in four years, Georgia State will open the 2018-19 season with its lone exhibition game on Thursday night hosting Georgia College in the GSU Sports Arena at 7 p.m.
Coming off a second NCAA tournament appearance in the last four years, the Georgia State men's basketball team was selected the unanimous favorite to win the Sun Belt Championship once again this year by the league's head coaches.
With tipoff of the 2018-19 season just a few weeks away, Georgia State announced several date changes and game times on Thursday for the upcoming season. It was also announced that all home games will air on ESPN Plus.