Georgia State basketball will play at Auburn

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Georgia State basketball will play at Auburn

The Georgia State men’s basketball team will play at Auburn on Nov. 14 in the Cancun Challenge.

The Panthers will follow that with a game at Purdue on Nov. 18 before playing NJIT on Nov. 22 in Mexico.

The event’s third-place and championship games will be played Nov. 23 at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

The Panthers went 16-14 last season and were beaten in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament in New Orleans.

The team returns leading scorer Jeremy Hollowell, shooting guards Isaiah Williams and Isaiah Dennis, point guard Austin Donaldson, small forward Jeff Thomas, forwards Jordan Session and Malik Benlevi. The team will also welcome transfer Willie Clayton from Charlotte, Devin Mitchell from Alabama, Jeremiah Davis from Ball State and freshmen Chris Clerkley and D’Marcus Simonds.

Here is the Cancun Challenge schedule:

Games in the U.S.

Nov. 14

Georgia State at Auburn

NJIT at Utah State

Nov. 17

Eastern Kentucky at Auburn

Nov. 18

Georgia State at Purdue

Nov. 19

Eastern Kentucky at Texas Tech

Idaho State at Utah State

Nov. 26

NJIT at Purdue

Idaho State at Texas Tech

Games in Mexico

Nov. 22

Mayan Division

NJIT vs Georgia State

Idaho State vs Eastern Kentucky

Riviera Division

Auburn vs Texas Tech

Utah State vs Purdue

Nov. 23

Mayan Third Place Game

Mayan Championship Game

Riviera Third Place Game

Riviera Championship Game

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Georgia State men’s basketball schedule as of June 23

There are contracts for a game at Old Dominion (game to be played mid- to late-December), at Middle Tennessee State (mid- to late-December) and at home for Wright State, another game whose date hasn’t been decided.

Nov. 14

Georgia State at Auburn

Nov. 18

Georgia State at Purdue

Nov. 22

NJIT vs Georgia State in Cancun

Nov. 30

Georgia State vs. Wright State

Dec. 18

Georgia State at Old Dominion

Dec. 21

Georgia State at Middle Tennesse

Dec. 31

Georgia State at Georgia Southern

Jan. 7, 2017

South Alabama at Georgia State

Jan. 9, 2017

Troy at Georgia State

Jan. 14, 2017

Georgia State at Louisiana-Monroe

Jan. 16, 2017

Georgia State at Louisiana-Lafayette

Jan. 21, 2017

Coastal Carolina at Georgia State

Jan. 23, 2017

Appalachian State at Georgia State

Jan. 28, 2017

Georgia State at Troy

Jan. 30, 2017

Georgia State at South Alabama

Feb. 4, 2017

Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia State

Feb. 6, 2017

Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia State

Feb. 11, 2017

Georgia State at Appalachian State

Feb. 13, 2017

Georgia State at Coastal Carolina

Feb. 18, 2017

Texas-Arlington at Georgia State

Feb. 20, 2017

Texas State at Georgia State

Feb. 25, 2017

Georgia State at Little Rock

Feb. 27, 2017

Georgia State at Arkansas State

March 5, 2017

Georgia Southern at Georgia State

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