#StateNotSouthern Rivalry Continues Saturday in Statesboro
Georgia State Sports Communications
Game 20: GEORGIA STATE (10-9, 4-4 SBC) vs. GEORGIA SOUTHERN (6-13, 1-7 SBC)
Feb. 2, 2 p.m. ET • Hanner Fieldhouse • Statesboro, Ga.
TV: ESPN+ • Radio: 94.1 WSTR-HD2/GeorgiaStateSports.com
• Georgia State faces off with rival Georgia Southern Saturday in Statesboro in the first of two meetings between the schools. The Panthers have won five in a row against the Eagles.
• Georgia State split its road trip to Texas last week, defeating Texas State in San Marcos before falling to UTA in Arlington.
• 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.
• GSU won 84-80 over Troy at the Sports Arena on 1/19. 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 15.5 points per game, Jada Lewis ranks fourth in the conference. Walnatia Wright’s 8.7 rebounds per game is fifth best in the SBC.
• Shaq Miller-McCray leads the conference with 1.9 blocked shots per contest. Jada Lewis leads the SBC in minutes per game at 36.8 She’s seventh 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.