ATLANTA - Georgia State's women's basketball team will host the GSU Thanksgiving Classic this weekend at the GSU Sports Arena.

Georgia State will start the event with a 4 p.m. tip against VCU on Friday. WKU and Mercer will then play at 6 p.m. GSU will then face WKU Sunday at 2 p.m. before Mercer and VCU play the final game at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Both of Georgia State's games will be on ESPN3.

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Game 04: GEORGIA STATE (0-3, 0-0 SBC) vs. VCU (0-3, 0-0 A-10)
Nov. 24, 4 p.m.

GSU Sports Arena | Atlanta, Ga.

Television: ESPN3



• Georgia State plays its first home game Friday against VCU after starting the season with three straight road contests.

• VCU and GSU were conference opponents in the CAA from 2005-2012

• Georgia State is hosting the GSU Thanksgiving Classic this weekend featuring GSU, VCU, WKU and Mercer.

• The Panthers are coming off a loss at Georgia Tech on Tuesday. Kierra Henry was the leading scorer with a career-high 17 points.

• 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 Henry and K.K. Williams.

• GSU welcomes four transfers that can play right away in Shay Fluker, Juliet James, Victoria Middlebrooks and Janessa Murphy.

• The Panthers had a challenging start to the season, facing Florida, No. 4 Mississippi State and 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).