Know The Foe: Georgia State

Lance King

Bio blast for Georgia State as BYU prepares for the Brooklyn leg of the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic.

BYU basketball takes on Georgia State for its second game of the year, and the second and final preliminary game of the Coaches Vs Cancer Classic. After this, it's on to Brooklyn for the main event.

Here are all the basics on Georgia State:

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BIO

Name: Georgia State University
Nickname: Panthers
Colors: Blue, White, and Red
Conference: Colonial

Enrollment: ~40,000
Venue: GSU Sports Arena, cap. 4,500
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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Tourney Appearances: 2 (1-2), last in 2001

Best season: 2000-2001 -- The Panthers tallied a 29-5 record, winning both the regular season and the tournament in the Atlantic Sun. They scored an 11-over-6 upset of Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It was one of only four 20+-win seasons at Georgia State.

Player-Alumni: Only notable player I could find was Lanard Copeland, who played in the NBA with the Clippers and 76ers from 1989-92. Michael Gearon, Jr., principal owner of the Atlanta Hawks, is also a GSU alum.

Coach: Ron Hunter, 2nd season 22-13 (.629)
Career: 15th season (13 years at IUPUI), 243-192 (.559)

Last 5 Years: 67-91 (.424)

2012-13

Record: 0-1
(22-12 in 2011-12)

RPI: Not valid yet :-)
KenPom: 161

Point Averages: score 55, allow 74 (1 game played, at Duke)

STAT LEADERS

Points: G Devonta White, 19.0 PPG; G R.J. Hunter, 14.0 PPG
Rebounds: Hunter, 10.0 RPG; C James Vincent, 5.0 RPG
Assists: F Markus Crider, 2.0 APG

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Date/Time: Tues., Nov 13, 7:00 p.m. MT
TV: BYUtv

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