Game 19: GEORGIA STATE (10-8, 4-3 SBC) vs. UT ARLINGTON (13-5, 5-2 SBC)
Jan. 26, 3 p.m. ET • College Park Center • Arlington, Texas
TV: ESPN+ • Radio: 94.1 WSTR-HD2/
• Georgia State looks to sweep the Texas road trip Saturday when the Panthers face UT Arlington at 3 p.m. ET at College Park Center. GSU has won three of its last four games.
• Georgia State defeated UT Arlington 50-48 on Jan. 3 in Atlanta. Allison Johnson hit the game-winner with 1.7 seconds left.
• GSU routed Texas State 57-34 in San Marcos on Thursday. The Panthers held the Bobcats to just 27% shooting and did allow a single 3-pointer on 10 attempts.
• It was the fewest points allowed by GSU against a D-I school since the Panthers beat Samford 82-30 on Jan. 18, 2000.
• After falling behind 12-6, GSU went on a 28-2 run, including outscoring the Bobcats 20-2 in the 2nd quarter.
Allison Johnson scored a career-high 19 points with a team-high nine rebounds in the win.
• Last Saturday, GSU won 84-80 over Troy at the Sports Arena. GSU trailed by 18 in the 3rd quarter against the Sun Belt leaders before staging a comeback and handing Troy its first conference loss.
• At 15.8 points per game, Jada Lewis ranks fourth in the conference. Walnatia Wright’s 8.9 rebounds per game is fourth best in the SBC.
• Shaq Miller-McCray leads the conference with 1.9 blocked shots per contest. Jada Lewis leads the SBC and ranks 8th in NCAA D-I in minutes per game at 36.9 She’s sixth in the Sun Belt in steals.
• 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.
Gene Hill was the first women’s basketball coach to start their GSU tenure 3-0 since Joyce Patterson in the 1980-81 season.