Game 25: GEORGIA STATE (6-18, 2-11 SBC) at GEORGIA SOUTHERN (5-19, 2-11 SBC)
Feb. 17, 2 p.m. • Hanner Fieldhouse • Statesboro, Ga.
Radio: 1340 The Fan 3 / 103.7 FM


• Georgia State goes south to Statesboro this weekend to face rival Georgia Southern for the second time this season. GSU won the first meeting 71-56 in Atlanta.

• Georgia State has beaten Georgia Southern four times in a row. In the Rivalry Series between the two schools, GSU holds an 8.5-0.5 lead this year.

Kierra Henry is tied for the team lead in points per game with 13.9. She has scored double-digit points in 18 games this season.

• Georgia State is shooting an impressive 74.5% from the free throw line this season which ranks first in the Sun Belt.

• The Panthers rank 24th in the country with 379 free throws made. That mark is tops in the Sun Belt.

• GSU ranks fourth in the Sun Belt in steals per game with 8.5. Madison Newby is second in the conference with 2.17 steals per contest.

Kierra Henry scored 28 points at Troy earlier this season. It was the most points scored by a Panther since Kelcey Roegiers scored 33 in 2007.

• Junior Kierra Henry leads Georgia State in points (334) and is tied with Madison Newby for most assists with 84. Francesca Minali is the leading rebounder with 124.

• 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.

• 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.