Men’s Basketball Gameday Nugget: South Alabama

Sun Belt Conference play is officially here (and the Panthers first conference road game), so here is another edition of our Men’s Basketball Gameday Nugget. For those just following us (and where have you been), each game during the regular season (and hopefully postseason), I will try to post something that most fans would not know. Some will be more complex than others, but hopefully it will be something that if you are standing around the water cooler the next day would impress your friends.

Georgia State will face South Alabama at 5 p.m. in the Mitchell Center in its first Sun Belt road game in more than 30 years. The two teams were among the original six founding members of the league in 1976.

For this game’s nugget we look at the special season Ryan Harrow is having. How special is it?

Harrow entered the week ranked No. 32 in the NCAA in scoring, averaging 20.2 points per game. He has scored 20 or more points in 10 of the Panthers 14 games and surpassed the 30-point total twice.

Only six times in program history has a Panther averaged 20 or more points a game for the season. The last time it happened was when Thomas Terrell averaged 20.5 point per game during the 2001-02 season. The record is held by Ron Ricketts who averaged 21.1 points per game during the 1970-71 season.

Be sure to come back Thursday for another Men’s Basketball Gameday Nugget as the Panthers take to the road again traveling to Western Kentucky for a game that will be televised on ESPN3 live at 8 p.m.

–Mike Holmes

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