Where: Trojan Arena
When: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 3:00 pm ET
We have a Sun Belt Conference matchup to consider for Saturday afternoon when the Georgia State Panthers meet the Troy Trojans for an afternoon of Sun Belt Conference action. The Panthers are 6-2 in the conference and enters this game riding a two-game winning streak. Troy is 3-5 in the Sun Belt standings and lost a road game in overtime to Arkansas State in their previous contest.
Panthers Three-Way Tie for Conference Top SpotGeorgia State is in a three-way tie for the conference top spot and has an overall record of 13-6 this season. The Panthers have won three of its last five games and Saturday marks game two of a three-game road trip and the Panthers are a 4-6 team away from home this season.
Following the win, @110Jrob talked outside the locker room about the victory, the team hitting 15 3-pointers and how the Panthers are coming together after a third-straight win. #OurCity pic.twitter.com/PyzOiP7Clp— GSU Men's Basketball (@GeorgiaStateMBB) January 17, 2020
The Panthers score an average of 80.2 points while allowing 68.9 points per game and is shooting 45.7 percent from the field, 40.7 percent from downtown and 71.4 percent from the charity stripe this season.
Georgia State has four players scoring in double figures and is led by junior guard Corey Allen. Allen averages 15.1 points per game with 2.8 caroms, 2.2 assists and is knocking down 38.3 percent of his triple attempts this season. Allen scored 11 points in the Panthers road win over South Alabama.
Troy Overtime Loss to Arkansas StateTroy is 3-5 in conference play and boasts a 7-12 overall record this season. The Trojans are 3-4 this season at home and have lost three of their last five games. Saturday is a one-off home game before traveling to Little Rock and Troy would love to get a much need home win over the Panthers on Saturday afternoon.
The Trojans score an average of 70.2 points per game and allow 70.4 points per game this season. Troy makes 40.9 percent of its field goal attempts, 32.9 percent of its triple tries and drops 67.8 percent of its free-throw attempts this season.
Troy has three players scoring in double figures and is led by junior guard Darian Adams. Adams scores an average of 13.8 points per game with 4.8 caroms and also leads the Hawkeyes with 3.4 assists per game. The junior guard is drilling 36.4 percent of his triple tries this season and is coming off a five-point, seven-rebound and six assist outing in the Trojans home loss to Georgia Southern.