ATLANTA – In what has quickly become one of the top rivalries in the Sun Belt, it was announced on Tuesday that the Georgia State men’s basketball team will take on in-state foe Georgia Southern live on ESPN2 on Friday, Feb. 16, at 9 p.m. ET.

The game in Statesboro was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17, but was moved one day up to accommodate a national television audience.

In addition, ESPN has selected Friday, Dec. 29 as its men’s basketball wild card game day. The network will select a game to air on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET at minimum 22 days prior to Dec. 29. The games available for selection are:

Georgia Southern at Troy

Georgia State at South Alabama

Louisiana at Little Rock

Texas State at Appalachian State

ULM at Arkansas State

UTA at Coastal Carolina


Georgia State will once again broadcast all men and women’s basketball games on ESPN3 this season. It will mark the third-straight year that all home games can be seen for free on the platform.


The 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball season will feature an 18-game conference slate with men’s and women’s basketball games played as doubleheaders. All 12 men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, March 6-11, in New Orleans at Lakefront Arena. It will be the fifth consecutive tournament held in New Orleans.

Season tickets for the 2017-18 season are now available by visiting or by calling 404-413-4020.