Men’s Basketball Number of the Game: 5

It’s Sun Belt tournament time! March Madness is officially here (though you could easily debate it was here a week ago when ‘The Team Down South’ game into the Sports Arena and the Panthers scored a 17-point victory to earn their second-straight conference title.

That conference title is the subject of the Men’s Basketball Number of the Game, but before we get to that, here is today’s important information.

The Panthers will face UL Lafayette on Saturday in a rematch of last year’s championship game at 2 p.m. ET from Lakefront Arena. If you were not able to make it to New Orleans, you can either watch the game on ESPN3 or listen to 680 The Fan as Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak call the action. Free audio is also available on GeorgiaStateSports.com and the GSU mobile app.

The InsideGSUSports blog has presented the Number of  the Game all season and we plan to continue it for several weeks to come (you know where are heads are at).

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

Today’s Number of the Game:

5

With the win last week, Georgia State has won five conference regular season titles in school history, with all of them coming since the 1999-2000 season. Over that same stretch, the Panthers have had six 20-plus win seasons, not a bad little stretch over the last 15 years.

Make sure to come back to the InsideGSUSports blog on Sunday (yes, we plan to be playing tomorrow) as the Panthers look to return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2001.

–Mike Holmes

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