Ga. State looks to extend streak vs Texas State
Texas State (7-5, 0-1) vs. Georgia State (7-3, 1-0)
GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia State looks for its seventh straight conference win against Texas State. Georgia State’s last Sun Belt loss came against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 95-82 on Feb. 23. Texas State fell 67-64 at Georgia Southern in its last outing.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: Nijal Pearson is averaging 18.2 points and 4.9 rebounds to lead the charge for the Bobcats. Mason Harrell is also a key contributor, accounting for 10.8 points per game. The Panthers have been led by Kane Williams, who is averaging 14.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists.NIJAL IS A FORCE: Pearson has connected on 38.1 percent of the 63 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 16 over his last three games. He’s also converted 73.3 percent of his foul shots this season.
SLIPPING AT 67: Texas State is 0-5 when it allows at least 67 points and 7-0 when it holds opponents to less than 67.
STREAK SCORING: Georgia State has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 87.8 points while giving up 67.5.
DID YOU KNOW: Georgia State managed to score exactly 200 points across three matchups against Texas State last season.