Men’s Basketball Number of the Game: 20

Georgia State, which enters play on Thursday night tied for first-place in the Sun Belt, faces UALR at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Jack Stephens Center looking to win its fifth-straight game and for the ninth time in the last 10 games. The Panthers have held its last six opponents under 30 percent shooting, a stretch that has not occurred in the NCAA in the last 18 years, but our number of the game comes from a different direction.

Be sure to listen to tonight’s game on 1340 The Fan 3, WRAS-FM 88.5 or on the GSU mobile apps as Dave Cohen calls the action.

Coach Hunter has brought a new winning mentality to Georgia State. The Panthers have won 81 games in his first four seasons and with three more wins, will establish the best four-year stretch in program history.

As you know, running through the entire season, the InsideGSUSports blog will present the Number of  the Game, a quick number and explanation of its significance before tip-off.

The number will come from a variety of different places, but will always be significant to the team or that specific game.

Tonight’s Number of the Game:

20

Georgia State can win its 20th game of the season tonight. It would mark the third 20-plus win season in the last four years and sixth since 2000-01. To put that into comparison, but the 2000-01 season, the Panthers had never won 20 or more games in a season.

Make sure to come back to the InsideGSUSports blog on Saturday for another Men’s Basketball Number of the Game.

–Mike Holmes

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