Men’s Basketball Number of the Game: 559

Georgia State continues its stretch of three-straight games on the road facing Troy on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. ET in the Trojan Arena. The two squads have alternated wins and losses over the last 10 games, a trend the Panthers will look to snap to remain no more than a game out of first-place in the Sun Belt with the two leading squads, UL Monroe and Georgia Southern on the horizon.

If you can’t make the trip to southern Alabama, make sure to listen to tonight’s game on 1340 The Fan 3, 1230 The Fan 2 or on the GSU mobile apps as Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak call the action.

R.J. Hunter has had a remarkable season and is currently among the favorites to earn Sun Belt Player of the Year honors. He has already set nearly every career record this year and with one more 3-pointer on Saturday will tie Shellord Pinkett’s school-record of 240 career 3-pointers. However, it is a single-season number that Hunter now has in sight.

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:

559

R.J. Hunter enters play on Saturday with 559 points scored this season, currently ninth on the single-season scoring list. He is just 76 points shy of Thomas Terrell’s school-record of 635 points. At his current scoring pace (20.0 points per game), Hunter would set the record in the Panthers first game of the conference tournament in New Orleans.

Make sure to come back to the InsideGSUSports blog on Thursday for another Men’s Basketball Number of the Game as the Panthers travel to UL Monroe.

–Mike Holmes

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