Tucker, Little Rock visit Ga. State
Arkansas-Little Rock (10-18, 5-10) vs. Georgia State (20-9, 11-5)
GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Rayjon Tucker and Arkansas-Little Rock will face D’Marcus Simonds and Georgia State. The senior Tucker has scored 26 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 20 over his last five games. Simonds, a junior, is averaging 20 points over the last five games.
SAVVY SENIORS: Georgia State’s Malik Benlevi, Jeff Thomas and Devin Mitchell have combined to score 43 percent of the team’s points this season, including 44 percent of all Panthers scoring over the last five games.
KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Simonds has made or assisted on 41 percent of all Georgia State field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 35 field goals and 22 assists in those games.
PERFECT WHEN: The Panthers are 12-0 when holding opponents to 40.9 percent or worse from the field, and 8-9 when opponents shoot better than that. The Trojans are 5-0 when they hold opponents to 62 points or fewer and 5-18 whenever opponents exceed 62 points.
STREAK STATS: Georgia State has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 80.2 points while giving up 69.4.
DID YOU KNOW: Georgia State has made 10 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among Sun Belt teams. The Panthers have averaged 11.6 3-pointers per game over their last five games.