Panthers Host Bobcats Saturday
Georgia State Sports Communications
Game 13: GEORGIA STATE (7-5, 1-0 SBC) vs. TEXAS STATE (6-7, 1-0 SBC)
Jan. 5, 2:00 p.m. ET • GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta, Ga.
TV: ESPN+ • Radio: 94.1 WSTR-HD2/GeorgiaStateSports.com
• After a thrilling win on Thursday to open Sun Belt play, Georgia State hosts Texas State Saturday at 2 p.m. at the GSU Sports Arena.
• GSU and Texas State have met 10 times with GSU winning three contests, all at home.
• On Thursday, Georgia State defeated UT Arlington 50-48 on Allison Johnson’s game-winning jumper with 1.7 to play. Johnson led GSU with 17 points and nine rebounds.
• GSU held UTA to 48 points. The Mavericks entered the day averaging 71.1 points per game.
• The Panthers are 5-1 at home this season and have won four straight at the Sports Arena. The lone loss was a 78-71 defeat against Georgia Tech.
• Since joining the Sun Belt prior to the 2013-14 season, GSU is 5-1 in conference openers.
• GSU ended non-conference play with a 6-5 record. That’s the most wins in non-conference for GSU since the team went 8-2 in 2012-13.
• Jada Lewis scored 30 points in the win over NCCU on Dec. 20. It was the most points by a Panthers since 2007.
• Kierra Henry scored her 700th career point at Jacksonville State. Henry leads all active Panthers in career points (719). Jada Lewis scored her 500th career point in the contest.
• Gene Hill was the first women’s basketball coach to start their GSU tenure 3-0 since Joyce Patterson in the 1980-81 season.
• At 16.4 points per game, Jada Lewis ranks fourth in the conference. Walnatia Wright’s 9.2 rebounds per game is third best in the SBC.
• Shaq Miller-McCray is second in the conference with 2.0 blocked shots per contest. Jada Lewis leads the SBC in minutes per game at 37.8.
• Head coach Gene Hill got his first win at Georgia State in the season opener against UNCG. The Panthers won 70-63 to begin the Hill era. He is the 10th head coach in program history.