Georgia State vs. Georgia Southern - 3/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Southern Eagles (20-11) at Georgia State Panthers (22-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Lakefront Arena)
The Line: Georgia State Panthers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles lock horns with the Georgia State Panthers in the semifinals of the Sun Belt college basketball playoffs.
The Georgia Southern Eagles rode a tough defensive performance to a 63-55 victory against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in the conference quarterfinals. Georgia Southern allowed just 29.7% shooting which made their own 43.5% marksmanship and 19-6 edge a the stripe decisive.
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Tookie Brown topped the Eagles offense with 13 points and eight rebounds on 3-10 and 7-8 at the stripe. Mike Hughes gave Georgia Southern eleven points and five yanks on 1-7 and 8-9 at the stripe while Coye Simmons tossed in nine points on 4-5.
The Georgia State Panthers dominated both ends of the floor in downing the Troy Trojans 73-51 to move on to the Sun Belt semis. Georgia State jumped to a 37-19 lead heading to the locker room behind a huge 50.9%-31.1% shooting advantage that added up to 15 more baskets.
Jeff Thomas was the Panthers to gun with 19 points on 8-12 before fouling out. Georgi State saw D’Marcus Simonds add 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists on 7-16 followed by Devin Mitchell with nine points, four yanks and six helpers on 3-7 from long range.
This is an interesting matchup between instate and conference rivals. My initial thought was Georgia State and I'm still going that way...