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/
• 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.