Panthers to Face No. 4 Bulldogs Thursday
Georgia State Sports Communications
Game 02: GEORGIA STATE (0-1, 0-0 SBC) at #4 Mississippi State (1-0, 0-0 SEC)
Nov. 16, 8 p.m. ET • Humphrey Coliseum • Starkville, Miss.
Television: SEC+ • Radio: 1340 The Fan 3/103.7 FM
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- Georgia State visits Starkville for the first time since 1998. The Bulldogs and Panthers have met three times with MSU leading the series 3-0.
- With Mississippi State ranked at No. 4 in the Coaches Poll, the Bulldogs will be the highest-ranked opponent for GSU since No. 3 UNC on Nov. 19, 2007
- Sophomores Jada Lewis and Madison Newby were named preseason All-Sun Belt.• Jada Lewis was the 2016-17 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and Madison Newby was the 2015-16 SBC Freshman of the Year
- Madison Newby took a medical redshirt last season after sustaining an injury after the third game of the season
- Georgia State returns its leading scorer from a year ago in Jada
Lewis ,but loses its leading rebounder as Tiffany Holston graduated after the season.
- Georgia State returns three starters in Jada Lewis, Kierra
Henryand K.K. Williams.
- There are no seniors on this year’s team and there are nine players that did not return from last season.
- GSU welcomes four transfers that can play right away in Shay Fluker, Juliet James, Victoria Middlebrooks and Janessa Murphy.
- The Panthers have a challenging start to the season, facing Florida, No. 4 Mississippi
Stateand Georgia Tech on the road for the first three games.
- Head coach Sharon Baldwin has two new members on the staff in Tron Griffin and Jasmine Young. Young played for Baldwin at East Carolina (2005-09).
- The Panthers won’t play a home game until they host the GSU Thanksgiving Classic Nov. 24-26.