Ga. State looks for home win vs La.-Lafeyette
Louisiana-Lafayette (7-9, 2-3) vs. Georgia State (10-6, 3-2)
GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia State looks for its fourth straight win over Louisiana-Lafayette at GSU Sports Arena. The last victory for the Ragin’ Cajuns at Georgia State was an 87-54 win on Jan. 16, 2016.
LEADING THE CHARGE: Jalen Johnson and Mylik Wilson have led the Ragin’ Cajuns. Johnson has averaged 14.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while M. Wilson has put up 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. The Panthers have been anchored by juniors Kane Williams and Justin Roberts, who are scoring 13.5 and 13.1 per game, respectively.
DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Ragin’ Cajuns have given up just 68.6 points per game across five conference games, an improvement from the 78.2 per game they allowed against non-conference competition.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: M. Wilson has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Louisiana-Lafayette field goals over the last three games. The freshman guard has 23 field goals and 11 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 67 points and 7-1 when scoring at least 67.
STREAK STATS: Georgia State has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 85.8 points while giving up 65.3.
DID YOU KNOW: The Georgia State offense has scored 79.4 points per game this season, ranking the Panthers 30th nationally. The Louisiana-Lafayette defense has allowed 74.5 points per game to opponents (ranked 245th).