Preview: Eagles hit the road to Atlanta as they take on rival Georgia State for the first time this season

The Eagles are currently tied for second in the Sun Belt with a conference record of 5-3.

Kaitlin Sells

The Georgia Southern men’s basketball team will be traveling to Atlanta Saturday to take on rival Georgia State while looking to claim a win in the rival series and to improve their current conference record of 5-3.

The last time the two teams met the Panthers knocked the Eagles out of conference playoffs with a 73-67 win and the Eagles are looking for redemption.

The Eagles look to be ready as this season has proved to be impressive. The team collectively shoots an average of 49.8 percent from the floor and average 31.5 percent on three-pointers.

Senior guard Tookie Brown is obviously one solid Eagle that continues to lead GS with his 353 total points on the season and his field goal percentage of 49.6. Redshirt-sophomore guard Quan Jackson also continues to impress during his second official season of playing- tallying 294 total points while averaging 15.5 per game, collecting 44 steals, and being solid on the free-throw line with a 72.5 percent accuracy.

The Panthers currently sit at tied for first in the Sun Belt as their conference record shows 6-2 and they sit at an overall record of 15-6.

As a team GSU is shooting an average of 46.6 percent from the floor as well as shooting 38.9 percent for three-pointers.

Leading the Panthers is unsurprising D’Marcus Simonds who currently has notched 390 total

points on the season, giving him an average of 18.6 points per game as well having a total of 107 rebounds for the season as well.

Tip off is set to take place at 1 p.m. in Atlanta on Saturday and the match will be streamed on ESPN+.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]