Earning the No. 4 seed from the West Division, the Arkansas State men’s basketball team will face No. 5 seed from the East Division Georgia Southern in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Friday at 5:00 p.m. (CT) in Hartsell Arena on the campus of Pensacola State College.
A-State enters the tournament at 10-12 on the season following a 64-56 decision in the season finale Saturday at UT Arlington.
Marquis Eatson leads the Red Wolves at 14.1 points per game and has a league-high 112 assists this season. Norchad Omier is the only freshman in the country averaging a double-double as the Nicaragua product averages 12.5 rebounds and 11.7 rebounds.
Georgia Southern heads to Pensacola at 13-12 on the season following a 65-57 win over Appalachian State Saturday in Statesboro. Zack Bryant paces the Eagles with 13.9 points per game while Eric Boone (11.3) and Elijah McCadden (10.3) also average double-figures.
Friday’s matchup will be the first of the season between the two sides due to the league schedule this season seeing teams face a division-only conference schedule. Georgia Southern leads the all-time series 11-5 and Friday’s matchup will be the first in the Sun Belt Tournament. The Red Wolves knocked off the Eagles 76-75 in the regular season finale last season on a pair of free throws by Christian Willis with 1.8 seconds remaining.
IMPORTANT TICKET INFO FOR GAMES BEING PLAYED AT PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions that will be in place for the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, entry to all games located at Pensacola State College (PSC) will only be available through each institution’s team pass list for their respective game. Individuals who wish to attend a game at PSC should contact the respective institution’s ticket office to purchase tickets and be placed on the institution’s team pass list. Individuals who have already purchased tickets for PSC through Ticketmaster will be honored on a first come, first serve basis until capacity has been reached for each game.
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